01 June 2012 23:56 [Source: ICIS news]
(adds updates throughout)
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.
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|
Asian Chemical Connections