Scaffolding collapse kills 1, injures 6 at MS Power's Plant Daniel

ESCATAWPA, MS (WLOX) - One worker died and six others were injured Tuesday morning after a scaffolding collapse at Mississippi Power's Plant Daniel in Jackson County. It happened around 5:50 a.m. inside the boiler house on unit 2.

The seven contract crew members were working on the site as part of a routine maintenance outage. They're employed by LandCoast Insulation Inc. of New Iberia, Louisiana, a subcontractor of PIC.

LandCoast officials say four of the workers were treated and released from Singing River Hospital, while two others are being held for observation and treatment of broken bones.

The contract crew is from San Antonio, Texas. The workers were erecting the scaffolding that's used to reach the multi-storied levels inside the boiler house.