Workers Hurt in Power Plant Fire

Thursday, August 20, 2015 @ 03:08 PM gHale

Two workers suffered injuries Tuesday morning in a power plant fire in Indiantown, FL, officials said.

The fire started after an electrical arc flash occurred in a motor control center around 8:40 a.m. at the Indiantown Cogeneration plant, said Martin County Fire Rescue officials.

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One person, who officials would not name, suffered severe burns and emergency personnel rushed him to Ryder Burn Center in serious condition. Officials said they do not believe his injuries are life-threatening.

The other victim ended up treated and released from the hospital.

Crews said the fire is out, however the plant won’t restart until all of the smoke is out of the building.

Indiantown Cogeneration operates a “330 megawatt pulverized coal-fired facility” that produces electricity for sale to Florida Power & Light Company.