Explosion Reported at DP&L' s Stuart Station

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    [QUOTE=lawildcat;6176154]I've seen some pics of the plant; looks like an explosion to me. From what I've heard, it certainly sounded and felt like an explosion.[/QUOTE

    I have also heard what you have.
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    Now saying 5 injured, nothing life threatening. Thankful it wasn't worse than that

    5 injured in explosion at Adams County plant

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    Well better news anyway!

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    Everyone has been accounted for and sent home.

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    Six people treated for non-life threatening injuries, per a DP&L tweet.

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    So…..today was some day. Thankful that things turned out much more positive than was first being reported and that every family is whole. The company first responders did an excellent job and the local first responders as well. Say prayers for those injured.

    More to be learned about the incident today, but my unofficial perspective: this was a mechanical failure resulting in a high pressure explosion, likely a critical piece of equipment. It appears that there is significant damage to external doors, windows, roofing. There may be some structural issues with some office areas.

    Today serves as a reminder that your life can be changed in the blink of an eye, regardless of how safe you may consider your profession. I was very appreciative of the multiple calls that I began to get almost immediately from people that I knew from working at other power plants.

    Hopefully tomorrow brings better news. Be safe out there, you really never know.

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    Good to hear, BirdBrain. I was thinking of you guys today. Having worked at DP&L for many years, I knew what you guys were going through. It could have been much worse.

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    Was definitely an "interesting day at work" to say the least. I was entirely too close to ground zero. Yes I work their and while I didn't see the "incident" (there was a wall and thick concrete between me and point of blast) I felt it and the only thing I can compare it to is like being in a war movie with darkness and dust and debris all around. Me and my co workers made our way to the ground floor and out to safety in front of the plant. Please keep all those injured in your thoughts thank god their were no deaths. I've been getting coal dust out of my nasal passages since I left the plant and who knows what else I inhaled.

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    I believe that was on Unit #1, which is the second oldest unit. With the rumors of it closing, wonder if the damage is extensive enough to never run that Unit again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by polarbear98 View Post
    Was definitely an "interesting day at work" to say the least. I was entirely too close to ground zero. Yes I work their and while I didn't see the "incident" (there was a wall and thick concrete between me and point of blast) I felt it and the only thing I can compare it to is like being in a war movie with darkness and dust and debris all around. Me and my co workers made our way to the ground floor and out to safety in front of the plant. Please keep all those injured in your thoughts thank god their were no deaths. I've been getting coal dust out of my nasal passages since I left the plant and who knows what else I inhaled.
    Glad all you guys are safe brother!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawildcat View Post
    Sorry. Dayton, Power & Light. This is a power plant that is across the river from Maysville, KY in Aberdeen, OH.
    Crap, my college roommate works there. Sending a text as we speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    I believe that was on Unit #1, which is the second oldest unit. With the rumors of it closing, wonder if the damage is extensive enough to never run that Unit again?
    You are likely on to something here…..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    I believe that was on Unit #1, which is the second oldest unit. With the rumors of it closing, wonder if the damage is extensive enough to never run that Unit again?
    U1 will be shut down

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdBrain View Post
    U1 will be shut down
    That was officially announced today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    That was officially announced today?
    Nothing official announced, but everything is lined up...

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