Worker dies at pipe plant in northern Mississippi
BOONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A coroner says a worker has died at a pipe manufacturing plant in northern Mississippi.
Prentiss County Coroner Greg Spark tells multiple news outlets that 39-year-old Michael Jason Mize died Wednesday at the North American Pipe plant in Booneville. An autopsy will be performed.
Booneville Police Chief Michael Ramey says a team from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate.
The parent company of North American Pipe, Westlake Chemical of Houston, Texas, issued a statement saying an employee had died in an accident at the plant and expressing condolences to the family.
The Booneville plant manufactures polyvinyl chloride pipe.
About North American Pipe
North American Pipe Corporation, a subsidiary of Westlake Chemical Corporation, is the second largest polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe manufacturer in the United States. We service several distinct markets, including municipal water and sewer, residential plumbing, agricultural irrigation, mining, and residential building markets.
North American Pipe Corporation, a Westlake company, is the second largest polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe manufacturer in the United States. Founded in 1992, North American Pipe manufactures a broad range of gasketed, solvent welded, and restrained joint pipes for a diverse range of markets including municipal water and sewer, turf and agricultural irrigation, water well, mining and residential plumbing. We also offer foundation waterproofing and drainage products that help keep basements dry.
With eight manufacturing facilities across the United States, we have superior capability to efficiently service our customers. This translates to prompt deliveries and superior responsiveness from our knowledgeable and courteous customer care team. Our dedication to service is at the core of our business and remains unparalleled in the industry.