Bayer CropScience: Fire at Ankleshwar Site
One employee dies in the incident

Ankleshwar – March 11, 2010, 10 AM

On 11 March at 03:00hrs a fire occurred in the AC4 plant at our Bayer CropScience - Ankleshwar site. The fire was brought under control within 25 minutes. There was minimal impact to the rest of the site and this incident has posed no hazard to the neighbourhood at any time. Unfortunately, one employee died during the course of this incident. Said Kiran Desai, Vice President – Ankleshwar site “Our sympathies are with the family”.

Bayer CropScience is fully co-operating with the local authorities for investigating the cause of the fire.

AC4 is a plant where the Company produces active ingredients for our crop protection products.

Contact for Bayer CropScience:

Aloke Pradhan
V.P. - Corporate Communication
E mail :
Telephone : +91 22 2571 1234

About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 6.5 billion (2009), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of 18,700 and is represented in more than 120 countries.

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