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Two workers die from injuries after explosion at US processing plant

18 August 2020

Two workers who were seriously injured in an explosion on August 10 at a Mississippi processing plant have died in hospital. The explosion happened at a plant belonging to food recycling company DAR PRO Solutions in the city of Byram, around 10 miles (16km) south of Jackson.

Representaive image: Wikimedia
Representaive image: Wikimedia

William Jackson, 51, and Terrence Fortenberry, 56, died on August 13 and 14 respectively from complications of thermal burns a local coroner said. Both men suffered serious burns in the blast on August 10.
According to local media, the police and fire departments were not aware that an explosion had occurred at the plant when asked for a comment following the death of the two workers.
When contacted by local media, an official at the DAR PRO Solutions plant said that an internal investigation was being conducted and that no further details would be provided.
DAR PRO Solutions recycles cooking oil and meat by-products for use in the manufacturing of pet food. The company was cited the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for three serious violations in 2017. A settlement for just over $12,000 was reached between the company and OSHA.

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