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Mississippi Pipe Manufacturing Worker Killed in Pipe Rollover Accident


On Friday, January 19, a terrible accident happened at the Jindal Tubular USA pipe manufacturing plant in Port Bienville, Mississippi. According to local news reports, at 8:15 a.m., West Hancock County Fire responders were called out to the plant to assist with a serious workplace accident. It turns out that the accident involved two plant workers, one of which was later pronounced dead as a result of serious injuries sustained in the accident. It also turns out that the horrific workplace accident that occurred that Friday was not the first at the Jindal Tubular USA plant in Port Bienville.

The worker who was killed on Friday, January 19, has been identified as 25-year-old Tyde Woody, of Hancock County. According to reports, Woody and another co-worker were working at the plant that Friday morning when a pipe at the plant ran over the two men. The two men had been freed from under the pipe by the time that firefighters and first responders arrived on the scene. One of the workers was flown to a nearby Louisiana hospital, while the other was taken by an ambulance for medical treatment. While details of the terrible workplace accident are sparse, the investigation is ongoing, and Woody’s autopsy was scheduled this week on Tuesday, January 23.

An Unfortunate Workplace Accident, but Not an Isolated One

According to local reports, the tragic pipe-rollover accident that occurred on January 19 and claimed the young life of Tyde Woody is not an isolated incident. In fact, in September 2019, a Jindal Tubular Pipe USA employee was hospitalized after being trapped by a pipe at the plant. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Jindal with 12 violations for the incident, with seven of the violations being classified as “serious” health and safety violations. In summer, 2023, Jindal is also said to have been cited for a violation for failing to “provide machine guarding for the Cleanout Rotator rollers where they contact the pipes”, which exposes workers to crushing hazards. As a result of these prior violations, Jindal Tubular USA was fined penalties in the amounts of $66,300 and $11,162.00, respectively. OSHA has not yet made findings in regards to the fatal workplace accident on January 19.

Justice for Mississippi Workers Injured on the Job

It is clear that pipe manufacturing work, like many other types of work in Mississippi, is dangerous work that can expose workers to a variety of health and safety risks. When a worker is seriously injured on the job in Mississippi, it is important for them to learn about their rights and options to Mississippi workers’ compensation benefits. The experienced Mississippi workers’ compensation lawyers at Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, LLC, help injured Mississippi workers get justice due for their workplace injuries. They offer a free and confidential consultation to learn about your workplace accident case and to see if they can help fight to get you workers’ compensation benefits due. Contact Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, LLC, today and speak with an experienced Mississippi lawyer about your rights for free.



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