08 June 2012 23:22 [Source: ICIS news]
The company said the restart of the 850,000 tonne/year DAP plant follows a safety inspection and that full production is expected as early as next week.
The explosion on 1 June killed one worker and injured two others.
The Pascagoula, Mississippi, DAP granulation plant experienced an earlier explosion on 21 May that also resulted in the death of a worker.
The company said it retained the firm Engineering Systems to participate in the safety inspection and to assist in the ongoing investigation of the 21 May and 1 June explosions.
The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is conducting investigations into both accidents, according to OSHA Southeast Regional Director Michael Wald.
Mississippi Phosphates, based in Madison, Mississippi, said that the company is cooperating with the government investigations.
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