Residents of Pascagoula, Mississippi were given quite a scare during the late night hours of Monday, June 27th, 2016 when an explosion at a local gas plant shook the area, causing a massive plume of fire to shoot up and light the night sky. The plant, located near Highways 90 and 63 in Jackson County, Mississippi, exploded at approximately 11:40 at night and continued to burn throughout the night into the following morning, completely blackening one of the facility’s natural gas towers. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the blast, as the two on-duty plant employees were sealed inside an explosion-proof room at the time of the explosion. The exact cause of the explosion has yet to be determined.

The fact that no injuries resulted from this catastrophe can be described as nothing short of a miracle, since most gas explosions like this result in extreme devastation. The force alone of a gas explosion can cause deafness, concussions, and internal bleeding, while the resulting extreme heat can cause horrific 3rd degree burn injuries and lasting disfigurement. In many cases, explosion injury victims are left with enduring debilitation and a permanently reduced quality of life, requiring expensive round-the-clock medical care.


Most explosion injuries are caused by another party’s negligence, such as a gas company’s failure to perform routine inspections or properly maintain gas mains. If you or a loved one has been injured in a gas explosion, you may have a claim to recover monetary compensation for a wide range of damages, including medical bills, pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, lost income, and emotional distress.

At Glenda Cochran Associates Attorneys a Law, our Birmingham explosion injury lawyers have represented countless severe burn injury cases from blasts such as these and have recovered millions on our clients’ behalf along the way. With more than 25 years of proven legal experience and an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® for our unparalleled skills and client satisfaction, we have what it takes to ensure your rights are protected during this difficult time.

Call (888) 906-3955 or schedule a no-cost case review today to find out if you have a claim.