Wednesday, April 30, 2014
A man working at Santee Cooper's Winyah Generating plant off of Pennyroyal Road was rushed to the hospital after an accident this morning, according to Georgetown County Assistant Fire Chief Mack Reed.
The worker, whose name has not been released, fell "30 to 35 feet" into a tank, Reed said.
As a precaution, a decontamination unit was set up at Georgetown Memorial Hospital because it is believed the worker had some contact with a chemical, according to Georgetown City Assistant Fire Chief Charlie Cribb. The decontamination process was reportedly complete at about 9:50 a.m. and the victim was flown to Grand Strand Medical Center.
Reed said the severity of the man's injury is unknown. Mollie Gore, Santee Cooper spokeswoman, said the victim is a contract worker for Mor PPM maintenance company.
We will update this story when more information is released.