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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. ...

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NTSB: Faulty weld caused fatal explosion

CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that the probable cause of the 2007 pipeline rupture near Carmichael was the failure of a weld that caused the pipe to fracture along the longitudinal seam weld, a portion of the upstream girth weld and portions of the adjacent pipe joints. On Nov. 1, 2007, a 12-inch diameter ...

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