Callaway Accident
3:57 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Ameren: Mo. Nuclear Plant 'Operating Safely' In Wake Of Accident

Updated 3:51 p.m. April 4

Ameren Missouri released a statement today saying that the plant is operating safely, but did not release any further details about those injured. An excerpt of the statement: 

The Ameren Missouri Callaway Energy Center continues to operate safely following Tuesday’s electrical flash in the switchyard. The switchyard is located outside of Callaway’s protected area. The incident resulted in four injuries – three were directly related to the flash. Injuries sustained by the fourth person were indirectly related and occurred in response to assisting those impacted by the flash. The injured are supplemental workers from Chicago Bridge & Iron.

Ameren Missouri is investigating the incident. The company’s first concern is the recovery and well-being of the workers, who sustained non-life threating injuries. Out of respect for the privacy of those individuals and their families, Ameren Missouri isn’t providing details of their status and recovery.

Earlier Story, Originally Published April 2 :

An accident at a nuclear power plant outside of Jefferson City has injured three employees of the plant.

Ameren Missouri, which owns the Callaway Energy Center, said in a written statement  that the accident took place in the plant's switchyard shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday. The company did not provide any details about the nature of the accident, but said it did not affect operations at the plant.

Callaway County emergency management director Michelle Kidwell said the 911 call reported burn victims, including two with burns to the face. She said a helicopter crew was among the first responders.

St. Louis-based Ameren said it was not providing details about the status of the three injured workers out of respect for their privacy.