Worker injured after explosion at DTE coal-fired power plant

One worker suffered minor injuries after an explosion in a coal bunker at DTE Energy’s (NYSE: DTE) 1,400 MW St. Clair coal-fired power plant in Michigan. The explosion happened on May 20 and is currently under investigation.

A company spokesman said the plant’s fueling system was temporarily shut down following the explosion, and one of six generating units was taken out of service. A second generating unit was already shut down for maintenance, while the remaining four continued operating.

Electricity service was not interrupted to customers.

Read more safety and protection news

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...