Two Critically Injured In Early Morning Explosion

Two workers at Friede Goldman are in critical condition after an explosion Friday morning at the Pascagoula yard.

Friede-Goldman officials say the men were welding on a tank around 8:30 a.m. when a gas leak sparked the explosion.

The welders were taken to Singing River Hospital, then transported to the University of South Alabama burn center.

Friede Goldman officials say the workers are not employees of Friede Goldman, but are working under sub-contractors.  The names of the subcontractors and the victims have not been released.