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Worker Dies At Kentucky Coal-Fired Power Plant

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GHENT, Ky. (AP) - A utility company in Kentucky says an employee for a contractor was killed after slipping into a coal ash pond at a power plant.

LG&E and KU spokeswoman Natasha Collins said the male worker died Thursday afternoon at the Ghent Generating Station.

Collins said the worker was employed by Tetra Tech, a contractor. She said a coroner declared the man dead, though his body had not been recovered. His name was not immediately available.

The coal-fired power plant is located in Ghent, Kentucky, which is about 50 miles northeast of Louisville.

Collins said the death is being felt throughout her company.

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