01 June 2012 23:56 [Source: ICIS news]
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HOUSTON (ICIS)--Mississippi Phosphates temporarily suspended production at a fertilizer plant on Friday after a fatal explosion, the company said.
An explosion on Friday at the plant at Pascagoula killed a worker and injured two others, the company said.
“In the wake of this morning’s incident, production at the facility has been temporarily suspended out of caution,” the company said in a statement.
The explosion was reported to have occurred at 14:15 hours Mississippi time (18:15 hours GMT), according to news reports by the Associated Press.
The cause of the explosion was under investigation, the company said.
Mississippi Phosphates produces and markets diammonium phosphate (DAP). Its DAP granulation plant has a capacity of 850,000 tons/year, according to the company.
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