Contractor working at Perry Nuclear Power Plant dies after 'medical incident,' FirstEnergy says
Mike Waterhouse, newsnet5.com
9:15 PM, Feb 19, 2013
9:31 PM, Feb 19, 2013
PERRY, Ohio - A man working at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Lake County died while on the job Tuesday, the company confirmed.
According to a spokesman for FirstEnergy, a medical incident occurred inside the plant and a person was transported to Tri-Point Medical Center in Concord Township. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The company said tests at the hospital verified that the person involved in the incident was not contaminated.
"Our prayers and thoughts are with the worker's family and friends during this difficult time," said the company in a statement.
The worker was working as a contractor, not an employee of FirstEnergy, the spokesman said. He was supporting preparations for an upcoming refueling outage.
No other details about the incident have been released.