OXFORD, Miss. - A Mississippi employer accused by the estate of a dead employee of failing to provide a safe work environment and of exposing the employee to hexavalent chromium and manganese in welding fumes was granted summary judgment on Oct. 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi because the plaintiff failed to meet its burden of showing an intent to harm on the part of the employer (Pinnacle Trust Co. v. Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group Inc., et al., No. 11-2, N.D. Miss.).