Accident Claims One Victim in Kemper County

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

Kemper County Sheriff James Moore says that one man has died after an accident involving a natural gas pipeline in an area off Gaines-White Road.

Pieces of pipe broke through a flat bed truck after bands holding them onto the truck snapped.

The name of the victim has not been released, the band snapped on a steep decline of land, resulting in the pipe breaking into the cab of the truck.

The man was working for M.G. Dyess, Incorporated, a Bassfield company that is building a natural gas pipeline to be piped to the site of the power plant under construction in Kemper County.

Spokesman Ricky Dyess says construction of that pipeline has been suspended as an investigation into this incident is launched.

A Mississippi Power spokesman contacted us this evening, saying the company sends it's condolences to the victim's family during this difficult time.

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