Contractor dies in workplace accident at Ghent Power Plant

Posted On October 06, 2017

A man died Thursday after a workplace accident at a coal ash pond at the Kentucky Utilities power plant in Ghent, Kentucky.

KU spokesperson Natasha Collins said the man “slipped into” the pond about noon.

Emergency responders had not recovered the man’s body from the pond as of 5:20 p.m. Thursday, Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite said.

The worker was a KU contractor employed by Tetra Tech, an engineering consulting firm, Collins said. She had no further details on how the incident took place.

Wilhoite withheld releasing the man’s name and hometown until he and Tetra Tech could notify family members.

A Tetra Tech spokesperson said the incident was under investigation and could not answer further questions about the circumstances.

Tetra Tech is a consulting engineering firm based in California. It has offices in Lexington and Louisville.