Explosion at Clermont County power plant sends one man to the hospital

By Kimberly Holmes – bio | email

PIERCE TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19)  -  One man is hospitalized after an explosion at a Clermont Couny power plant.

Pierce Township Fire crews tell FOX19 it all started around 2:40p.m. at the Beckjord Power Plant off State Route 32. Officials said the victim, an employee, was airlifted to University Hospital. We're also told the victim was burned across his chest, back and lower legs. His name has not been released.

"We're investigating it now, but apparently a breaker box sent out a fireball, engulfing one of the employees," said Pierce Township Fire Capt. Connie Gravitt.

After the explosion, that part of the plant was shut down for the day. The accident remains under investigation.

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