3 workers hurt in accident at Ameren Missouri nuclear plant

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Associated Press

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 3 at 5:41 PM

FULTON, Mo. -- Officials at Ameren Missouri are trying to figure out what caused an electrical flash that injured three workers near a central Missouri nuclear plant.

Company communications director Rita Holmes-Bobo said Wednesday that the electrical flash produced an intense burst of heat that harmed three employees in the switch yard that distributes power from the Callaway Energy Center. The accident happened at 5:06 p.m. Tuesday.

A Callaway County emergency management official said a 911 call reported several burn victims, including two with burns to the face.

Holmes-Bobo said three people were taken to hospitals, but she declined to identify them or describe their condition.

She said the incident occurred outside the protected area of the nuclear plant about 25 miles northeast of Jefferson City. It did not affect power generation.

 

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