Hundreds of workers are set to return to the job this morning after a fatal chemical explosion Tuesday at the General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) Marion Metal Center. A contract services employee from Pennsylvania-based Quaker Chemical Corp. (NYSE: KWR) was killed and eight others were injured in the incident. Our partners at WTHR-TV in Indianapolis report a formal investigation into the cause of the explosion and spill is underway. Approximately 1,600 employees are at the Grant County operation.

Source: WTHR-TV

July 2, 2014

News Release

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (June 1, 2014) – Quaker Chemical Corporation announced that, earlier today, there was a reported explosion at the GM Marion Metal Center in Marion, Indiana. A number of workers were injured, including one fatality. We have received confirmation that this fatality was an employee of Quaker Chemical Corporation.

“Right now our heartfelt sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with this employee's family and the other injured workers and their families,” commented Michael F. Barry, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Quaker Chemical. “The safety of our associates, and those who work with them, is of paramount importance to us. We understand that GM has initiated an investigation, and we will work with GM and government agencies to understand what occurred.”

Quaker Chemical provides inventory management and other contract services at the site.

About Quaker

Quaker Chemical is a leading global provider of process fluids, chemical specialties, and technical expertise to a wide range of industries, including steel, aluminum, automotive, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, cans, and others. For nearly 100 years, Quaker has helped customers around the world achieve production efficiency, improve product quality, and lower costs through a combination of innovative technology, process knowledge, and customized services. Headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania USA, Quaker serves businesses worldwide with a network of dedicated and experienced professionals whose mission is to make a difference.

Source: Quaker Chemical Corporation

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