PASCAGOULA — Authorities say a 39-year-old Pascagoula man died after sustaining a head injury at Mississippi Phosphates Corp.
Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus tells The Mississippi Press Jeffrey Simpson was pronounced dead around 1:30 p.m. yesterday.
Sheriff Mike Byrd said it appeared that a piece of equipment exploded and killed the worker.
Broadus said an autopsy would be performed today.
In a statement, company officials said the accident occurred during a maintenance procedure in a portion of the plant that was not operational at the time.
Madison, Miss.-based Mississippi Phosphates Corp. manufactures diammonium phosphate at the Pascagoula facility.