Power plant employee seriously injured in train accident | CraigDailyPress.com

Power plant employee seriously injured in train accident

Craig Press staff report
Craig Station
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CRAIG — The Craig Press has confirmed reports that a heavy equipment operator at Craig Station suffered severe injuries in an accident late last week.

According to a statement issued Tuesday by Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, the employee’s leg was injured while working around a train. The association released no further details about the accident, as it is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, according Tri-state spokesperson Lee Boughey. However, scanner traffic at the time of the accident indicated the employee’s leg may have been run over by the train.

The employee was treated immediately and transported to Memorial Regional Health in Craig, where he underwent surgery, according to Tuesday’s statement. He remains hospitalized in stable condition.

“Our thoughts remain with the injured employee and family at this time, and we are focused on supporting them, as well as the affected staff at Craig Station,” Boughey said in the statement.

Tri-state is also investigating the incident in cooperation with OSHA’s investigation.