Wesson man killed in Monday accident
John D. Tarver of Wesson was killed Monday in an accident in Brookhaven when a fire extinguisher burst.
According to Brookhaven Police Chief Bobby Bell, Tarver was working on an air-conditioning unit at 200 Ave. A, when he found an antique fire extinguisher in a dumpster.
When he lifted the canister, the pressure discharged the rusty bottom, which hit Tarver in the face, killing him on impact.
The accident occurred at 10:40 a.m. Monday.
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