Antonio Navarrete, 21, Christopher Irvin, 40, and one person killed, and several injured in industrial accident at Tampa Electric’s Big Bend power plant in Apollo Beach, Florida
A TECO spokeswoman said the workers were performing routine maintenance on a slag tank, which houses coal waste after it’s burned. Slag is a glass-like product that’s formed when coal mixes with water.
Hot slag is a molten by-product created when coal is burned for electricity. Chunks of it fall into cooling tanks and the remnants, which are black and glass-like, are recycled and used in sand blasting and roofing.
"Our heartfelt prayers and sympathy are extended to his family and friends as we keep our primary focus on supporting our employees and their families during this difficult time," Chris Jones, Vice President, said.