Southern Investigating Explosion at Plant Bowen in Georgia

Southern Co. (SO) is investigating an explosion at Plant Bowen, north of Atlanta, one of the largest power generators in the U.S.

Southern, based in Atlanta, doesn’t know the cause of the blast at the coal-fired plant, and its personnel are assessing the extent of damages, Jacob Hawkins, a spokesman for the power company’s Georgia Power utility, said today in a phone interview.

Georgia Power said on Twitter that all plant employees were accounted for following the accident, although one worker suffered “minor” injuries.

Workers were shutting down Unit 2 at the 3,160-megawatt plant for maintenance when the explosion occurred, Georgia Power said.

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