Progress Energy reviewing procedures after worker killed

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Submitted: Thu, 04/14/2011 - 3:29pm
Updated: Sat, 04/16/2011 - 2:38am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Progress Energy says it is trying to learn from an accident that killed a worker last month.

A company spokesman says an internal investigation of the the death of Cory Rogers at the Sutton Steam Plant March 15 showed hydrogen gas was not fully purged from a generator Rogers was working on. A fan or work light ignited the gas, which exploded killing Rogers.

Progress Energy is reviewing procedures as a result.

The state Department of Labor is doing its own investigation of the accident at the plant off US 421 in New Hanover County.

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