Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:13:35 GMT
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:31 GMT
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas, despite a new gun law in the state.More >>
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas despite a new gun law in the state. As WLOX has reported, starting July 1st Mississippians will be able to openly carry a gun and other weapons with or without a permit. Some Jackson county leaders want to create a local ordinance to keep weapons in check.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:16 GMT
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when...More >>
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when the truck driver popped the tank and gas started spilling out.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -
Mississippi Phosphates Corporation has been cited for 40 safety and health violations after two fatal accidents at its Pascagoula fertilizer facility on May 21 and June 1. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a news release Monday that it has proposed penalties of $165,900. The company has 15 days to appeal.
On May 22, an operator died after being struck by metal debris when a turbine housing ruptured. On June 1, another worker was killed in a similar incident.
"Everyone at Mississippi Phosphates remains deeply saddened by the accidents at our Pascagoula facility earlier this year," said Richard Johnson, vice president of operations at MPC. "The Company is undertaking a comprehensive review of OSHA's report and will expeditiously address OSHA's recommendations for improving the safety of our workplace. MPC remains committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for its employees."
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.
John R. Simpson and his family said, "We feel that our son showed up at work on May 21 expecting to return home safely. Maybe after the deaths of Jeff and Jeremy Moore and the serious injuries to Jeff Beck and Donnie Scudder, Mississippi Phosphates will make the recommended improvements by OHSA to create a safer work environment for their fellow workers and friends."
Officials with Mississippi Phosphates said the company has completed the vast majority of the items noted during the inspection and has a plan to complete them all.
"We are committed to continuously improving our safety and health programs to protect our employees and the surrounding community," Johnson said.
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