Four in Robertson County rushed to hospital following workplace incident
The incident occurred around 2:00 p.m. at the Oak Grove power plant on Oak Grove Road near Highway 979 north of Franklin.
FRANKLIN, Texas (KBTX) - Four contract workers at a power plant in Robertson County were rushed to a hospital on Monday following possible exposure to a hazardous chemical.
An investigation is ongoing to determine what chemical the workers were exposed to and how it happened but there is no threat to the public, according to Robertson County Emergency Management.
The incident occurred around 2:00 p.m. at the Oak Grove power plant on Oak Grove Road near Highway 979 north of Franklin, said authorities.
Two of them were taken to a hospital by medical helicopters and two others were taken by ambulance.
All four were sent to a hospital in Temple, according to authorities.
Their condition was not immediately known.
The parent company of the facility, Luminant, released the following statement:
“Our team at Oak Grove called for medical assistance when a few contractors complained of various symptoms. They were treated at the site and have since been transported to a local hospital for further evaluation and treatment. We are investigating the incident and working with their employer to determine the cause of their symptoms.”
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