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SACUL, Texas (AP) — Construction has been suspended at an East Texas biomass power plant after an accident left two workers critically hurt.

Nacogdoches County emergency personnel say an electrical-related accident and brief fire were reported Tuesday morning in Sacul, about 165 miles northeast of Houston.

Southern Power will own and operate the Nacogdoches Generating Facility once it goes into commercial operation, scheduled for later this year.

The general contractor, Fagen Inc. of Granite Falls, Minn., says the site has been closed for the investigation. CEO Evan Fagen also says the injured Fagen workers are receiving medical care and the incident poses no threat to the plant site.

A spokeswoman at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital says both critically injured men were being sent to the burn unit of Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

 

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