MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - WLOX News just received a statement from the Omega Protein plant in Moss Point. The statement says that Omega and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are continuing their investigations into the Monday's explosion at the plant, and that Omega is providing assistance to OSHA throughout its investigative process.
The statement reads in part, "based on its preliminary inspection, the Company believes that the Moss Point facility did not suffer significant damage as a result of the incident, but a comprehensive inspection is continuing. The plant will not be operating until the conclusion of the OSHA on-site investigation and the Company's inspection."
The company goes on to say they are optimistic and they hope to have the inspection and repairs complete as soon as next week.
They also say, "the safety of our employees and contractors remains a top priority at Omega Protein."