LAPLACE, La.—Denka Performance Elastomer L.L.C. has confirmed that a woman died following an industrial accident at the company's chloroprene plant in St. John the Baptist Parish July 13.
A local news agency identified the person as Jade Lashawn Taylor, an employee at the plant. DPE said Taylor was pronounced dead at a local hospital after being found "unresponsive" at the chemical plant.
"We are saddened to confirm a DPE employee was found unresponsive Thursday at the company's site near Reserve in St. John the Baptist Parish and later passed away at a local hospital," the company said in an email to Rubber News. "Our thoughts are with the family, friends and coworkers of the employee and our entire DPE family."