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Worker dies of head injury at Mississippi Phosphates plant

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.

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  1. The worker’s family should look into how the way their family member died because factories and plants are known to be dangerous places to work. Also the worker safety rules may be a little lax so before the family is moved to sign away their legal rights. They should investigate and sue if their family member was not put in safe conditions.

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