January 8, 2009 — ABB has issued a statement in response to the deadly shooting at its St. Louis facility that took the lives of three company employees, not including the shooter himself who was also found dead on ABB property January 7.
“The tragic events that took place yesterday at ABB’s St. Louis facility came as a shock to everyone in the ABB family. Today we mourn the loss of three of our colleagues. Our deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends of Terry Mabry, Cory Wilson and Carlton Carter. Our thoughts and prayers are also with the five other employees who were wounded in the attack.”
“The St. Louis plant will remain closed for the time being while the police complete their investigation. ABB’s main focus now is on the well being of our employees. Counseling is being provided today for all of our St. Louis employees and their families, and we have set up a hotline for employees to call for updates and information. We continue to support local authorities in the investigation and are monitoring the situation closely.”
Joe Hogan, ABB’s CEO, said: “I am deeply saddened by this news, and I hope you will all join me in expressing the greatest sympathy to those who have been touched by this tragedy. We are making certain our employees get the support they need. However, this is not only a loss felt in the U.S. I hope our people in St. Louis are comforted by knowing that the thoughts of thousands of ABB colleagues all around the world are with them at this most difficult time.”