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Two injured in E. Texas biomass plant accident

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Two construction workers are being treated for serious injuries following an accident at the biomass plant in Sacul.

According to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Kim Barton, two patients are in critical condition and they will be taken by ambulance to a burn unit.

Sheriff Thomas Kerss said the workers were working on a 444-volt electrical panel when it arced. An on-site safety crew did emergency treatment until an ambulance arrived.

Southern Power spokeswoman Stephanie Kirijan confirmed two Fagen construction workers were injured and all Fagen and Southern Power employees have been moved to a safe location. She said the plant will be closed for the rest of the day.

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