OSHA cites manufacturer after two workers are killed
Published: November 26,2012
PASCAGOULA — Mississippi Phosphates Corp. has been cited by the government for 40 safety and health violations following the deaths of two workers in separate incidents at the company’s Pascagoula plant.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration say in a news release it has proposed penalties of $165,900. The company has 10 days to appeal.
On May 22, an operator died after being struck by metal debris when a steam turbine housing ruptured. On June 1, another worker was killed in a similar incident.
OSHA cited the company for three serious safety violations related to the fatalities, including exposing workers to “struck-by” hazards by not protecting them against over pressurization. Other safety violations involved failing to test and inspect pressure relief devices throughout the facility and other issues.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Peavey's wellness program honored after workers drop 1,000 pounds
- Group, lesbian couples look to overturn state's ban on same-sex marriages
- Pickering lists concerns over Mississippi Adequate Education Program formula
- Watkins says JRA out to block him from Farish by repaying HUD $1.5M
- Mississippi Film Studios signs contract with New Orleans company
- Mars Food expanding Delta plant; investing $31M and adding jobs
- State renews battle over water use with city of Memphis
- DAVID DALLAS: You say “Obama”, I say “Ebola”
- Biloxi baseball project still alive but may be held for 2015