Explosion at Middletown, CT Power Plant Kills 5
Sunday, February 07, 2010
New York, NY —
Officials say all workers at a power plant in Conn. that exploded yesterday have been accounted for. Five people died, and more than two dozen were injured.
Middletown Mayor Sebastian Giuliano says 25 people were at the Kleen Energy Systems plant at the time of the blast; officials had originally estimated 100 people.
Mayor Giuliano also says he won't rule out the discovery of more bodies in the rubble of the Kleen Energy Systems plant. Search and rescue efforts were called off early this morning, after crews determined that portions of the damaged plant were unstable and unsafe.
The blast occurred while workers were flushing out natural gas lines. The cause of the explosion is still being investigated.
The 620-megawatt plant was being built to produce energy primarily using natural gas.