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One dead in accident at FirstEnergy’s Harrison Power Station

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One man is dead March 20 following a morning accident at FirstEnergy's Harrison Power Station, near Clarksburg.

The victim was an employee of Burnham Industrial Contractors of Pittsburgh, which was doing some insulating work at the plant, according to FirstEnergy spokesperson Jennifer Young.

Young did not have details on the nature of the accident, but she said the victim was transported to United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.

FirstEnergy, Burnham, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are conducting investigations, Young said.

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