Explosion at Pascagoula plant; 1 dead, 2 injured
Published: June 1,2012
PASCAGOULA — One person is dead and two injured in an explosion at the Mississippi Phosphates plant in Pascagoula.
Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd tells the Associated Press that the explosion occurred about 7:15 a.m. Friday and was a steam explosion.
The identities of the dead and injured have not been released.
Byrd says the explosion occurred in the work yard.
Earl Etheridge, state on-scene coordinator for the state Department of Environmental Quality, says there was no danger to the public or the environment. He says plant officials report no chemical release.
On May 21, an explosion killed 39-year-old Jeffrey Simpson.
Madison, Miss.-based Mississippi Phosphates Corp. manufactures diammonium phosphate at the Pascagoula facility.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Still planning that summer vacation?
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Gulf LNG terminal mulling export opportunities
- Education officials changing school rating system
- Yarber could be sworn in today as new Jackson mayor
- Capital City voters to elect new mayor in runoff
- Historic COFO building demolished due to structural problems
- Seafood R’evolution set to make Mississippi ‘the new culinary epicenter of the South’
- After review, MSU moves forward on new research facility
- Pharma Pac lays off rest of workers; could end up owing state
- Ole Miss launches commitment to be 'climate neutral'
- Study: Mississippi has highest sales tax rate in U.S.