• siub how you know I live in a basement jk I am truely sadden by the loss of life but what I was pointing out there is such of need in name of production that work that was done by a few men are now being done by one. There are steps you need to take to work with high pressure pipes by the looks of it you never been off the couch and play video games all day so you have no idea what type of procedures need to be taken when working in these plants. My prayers go out to this mans family.

    August 16, 2011 at 4:12 p.m.
  • God help and console this man's family. I actually work for Dow in the Houston area--after 22+ years of working for DuPont Victoria. Some heads will roll due to this 'accident.' This man should not have been placed in this position. Dow has a lot to prove when it comes to safety. Comparing Dow's safety standards to DuPont's is like comparing the 'Bad News Bears' to the Philadelphia Philles.
    I digress. The focus should be on this man's family and the friends that he leaves behind--both at Dow and outside of Dow...

    August 16, 2011 at 4:08 p.m.
  • Please take the time to let the family and friends remember thier loss.

    August 16, 2011 at 10:59 a.m.
  • Working in a plant environment is dangerous. Everyone knows that. What we have to do is be thankful more employees were not injured. This is sad news when someone dies in an accident of such. These days accidents are discussed more than they were 20 to 30 years ago. This is very sad new and we have family greiving. Lets not place blame or bash anyone for their comments. Lets just let the family have peace instead of trying to make something out of this. Wait for the investigation to be over. The situation will be investigated. Thanks

    August 16, 2011 at 10:47 a.m.
  • Lets see here.. put more people in that work area and that could have been more injuriess. Or worse.
    Lets think about this... how many vehicle accidents, deaths, injuries happen on the road daily as opposed to working in the chemical/petro field. I would venture to say it is easier to get into a vehicle wreck on the road than get hurt at one of the plants.

    August 16, 2011 at 9:24 a.m.
  • @Transplant some people on this forum speculate and they don't know what they're talking about! it was an accident! those plant jobs are very dangerous!

    August 16, 2011 at 8:03 a.m.
  • You will be missed, Art. Rest in Peace. Prayers go out to your coworkers, family, and friends.

    *so sad that all the locals can think about is staffing...*

    August 16, 2011 at 6:27 a.m.
  • JTM

    Thats good council.


    August 15, 2011 at 10:27 p.m.
  • Today, choose to speak the blessing. Sow good seeds into the lives of the people you love and for those you may not even know. Remember, what you make happen for others, God will make happen for you. As you sow the blessing, you’ll reap the blessing and experience His victory and favor all the days of your life!
    Please choose words of kindness, and compassion. Praying for this family in their time of sorrow. May God comfort their hearts and souls!

    August 15, 2011 at 10:07 p.m.
  • Easy folks. We have had a fatality here and family and love ones have enough to deal with, and starting a bunch of slinging s#@t at this time is just not right. OSHA and Dow will be in a long investigation and something very near the truth will come out.

    August 15, 2011 at 9:36 p.m.
  • it would be interesting to see the staffing numbers pre dow and post dow

    August 15, 2011 at 8:26 p.m.
  • what a horrible accident, rip

    August 15, 2011 at 8:17 p.m.
  • Moneyman you are right, they have laid off so many people in the name of profit. He should have been with some one.

    August 15, 2011 at 6:52 p.m.
  • This accident could of been avoided if Dow would hire more people instead of working the ones on site to death both Dow and contractors. Back in the day before Dow no one would be working alone more eyes less possibility of a accident. Just saying that is my opinion after 25 years working in petro chemical plants.

    August 15, 2011 at 6:44 p.m.
  • So sad.

    August 15, 2011 at 6:43 p.m.