2 injured while working at Plant Bowen, officials confirm

Two contractors were injured while working at Plant Bowen near Cartersville, Georgia Power officials said Wednesday.

The employees were taken to local hospitals, Georgia Power spokesman Jacob Hawkins said in a statement. Plant Bowen is a coal-fired power plant owned by the power company.

“At Georgia Power, safety is our top priority for anyone working at one of our facilities,” Hawkins said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured workers and their families at this time.”

Hawkins said the workers were contractors employed by Fluor, an engineering and construction company based in Irving, Texas.

Details about the accident were not released, but a Fluor spokesman confirmed that one of the employees was released from the hospital. The other remains in stable condition with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

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“We are fully cooperating with local authorities to determine the cause of the incident,” the Fluor spokesman said. “Out of respect for the privacy of the employees, we will not be releasing their names at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the two employees and their families.”

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