Worker killed in Wilmington plant explosion

Earlier this month, a technician working at the Progress Engery plant in Wilmington, North Carolina was killed in a tragic explosion at the coal-fired plant. Progress’ Sutton plant has 3 coal-fired units that produce 600 megawatts of electricity.

According to officials, the explosion occurred at around 9 A.M. at a generator that had been shut down for maintenance.  The plant explosion did not cause a fire and did not endanger the public.

State and federal officials are investigating what caused the explosion that left 24-year old Cory Rogers dead.

Our utmost sympathies go out to Rogers’s family and friends.