OSHA investigating 2 fatal blasts in 2 weeks

By The Associated Press

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The mother of a man who died in an explosion at a Pascagoula fertilizer factory says her son never spoke of any safety problems at the plant.

Twenty-year-old Jeremy Moore of Hurley died Friday. He was the second man to die in two weeks in an explosion in that part of the Mississippi Phosphates Corp. plant.

His mother, Melissa Good Hearndon, of Hurley, tells The Mississippi Press that she’s reserving judgment until investigations of the explosion are complete.

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration says it is investigating both that explosion and the one that killed 39-year-old Jeffrey Simpson of Pascagoula on May 21.

The company is based in Madison, Miss. It says it is cooperating with all government agencies and gathering information to pinpoint the cause.