Worker dies after being found unresponsive at Dow facility in Freeport

Saturday, April 30, 2016

FREEPORT, TX -- An investigation is underway involving the death of a contract worker at Dow Chemical's Texas Operations facility in Freeport today.

The man, believed to be a pipe fitter, was employed by the J V Group, which is a major petrochemical contractor.

According to a worker who asked he not be identified, the man complained that he felt ill Friday morning. His body was found several hours later inside a portable restroom at the job site. The worker said there had no alarms involving any chemical leak.

Dow released the following statement Friday.