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

Modified Date: 
Mon, 11/20/2017 - 8:21am
Accident Date: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017

2 dead, 4 injured in accident at Tampa Electric power plant

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.

Two dead, four injured after ''major incident'' at TECO power plant

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.

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Antonio Navarrete, 21, died on Wednesday. He was a contractor who worked for BRACE Industrial Group.

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"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. 

People Involved: 
Antonio Navarrete
Christopher Irvin
Gary Marine Jr.,
Frank Lee Jones
Armando J Perez

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