2nd victim dies after blast at Louisiana chemical plant

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by Associated Press

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Posted on June 14, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 14 at 10:31 PM

GONZALES, Louisiana -- Authorities say a second victim has died following an explosion at a south Louisiana chemical plant.

Louisiana State Police Capt. Doug Cain said 47-year-old Scott Thrower of St. Amant died Friday at Baton Rouge General Hospital.

Another worker, 29-year-old Zachary Green, died in Thursday's explosion at the Geismar plant owned by Williams Companies Inc.

Williams officials and a spokesman for the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said the cause of the blast wasn't immediately known, but the FBI ruled out terrorism.

Alan Armstrong, the company's president and CEO, said it's unclear when operations will resume.

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