Two IPL contractors injured at Harding St. plant


Two contract workers were injured early Tuesday in what fire crews described as an explosion at the IPL plant at 3700 South Harding. 

IPL spokesperson Crystal Livers-Powers said the two men were taken to the hospital with injuries, but neither is assumed to be life-threatening.  Livers-Powers described one man's injuries as a broken arm, but had no other details.

The incident happened shortly after 1:20 a.m. in the area of the plant's coal pulverizers.  The plant burns coal to generate electricity.

Livers-Powers said no customers lost service due to the incident, which is still under investigation.

Eyewitness News reporter Nicole Pence will have more information as it becomes available on Eyewitness News Sunrise beginning at 4:30 a.m.