Fatal Industrial Accident

A Gautier man has died in an industrial accident. It happened about 9:30 this morning at the Northrup-Grumman facility on Seaway Road in Gulfport. Company officials identified the victim as 36 year old Jeffrey Byrd.

Officials say Bryd was doing welding work on a ship assembly, when one of the assemblies shifted, crushing him. He was taken to Garden Park Hospital and died a short time later. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and will investigate.