2 Men Hurt in East Texas Biomass Plant Accident

Emergency personnel say two workers have been critically hurt in an apparent electrical explosion and fire at a biomass power plant in East Texas.

A dispatcher with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Department says the accident was reported around 8 a.m. Tuesday at a facility in Sacul, about 165 miles northeast of Houston.

A spokesman for Fagen Inc. of Granite Falls, Minn., which operates the unit, declined comment.

Dispatcher Jerry Heilmann says the accident apparently involves some type of electrical explosion, but the cause remains under investigation. Heilmann says the fire has been extinguished.

Heilmann says two men were critical when being transported to a hospital. A message left Tuesday morning at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital was not immediately returned.

Further details were not immediately available.