An employee was involved in a fatal incident last week while performing routine work at Hydro’s Phoenix, Arizona, aluminium manufacturing facility.

“At Hydro, safety is our first priority. Our thoughts go out to the family and colleagues of the employee involved in this tragic event,” says Charlie Straface, Hydro’s Business Unit President for Extrusion North America.

The company is temporarily standing down all local operations and will be providing on-site counselling services to employees.

“It is too early to say more about the cause of this incident, but we are together with relevant authorities conducting a thorough investigation to understand how this could have happened,” says Straface.

Hydro’s Phoenix, Arizona, facility has more than 360 people working in the casting, extrusion and fabrication of aluminium extrusions.

Hydro is a fully integrated aluminium company with 35,000 employees in 40 countries on all continents.