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Man injured in electrical accident at dam


Scott Hunter

Fire fighters staged in front of the pump-generator plant at Grand Coulee Dam Nov. 18.

A Bureau of Reclamation employee was flown to Harborview Medical Center with injuries after a fire Monday in the John W. Keys III Pump Generating Plant, which a bureau press release said is believed to have been caused by a switch gear failure.

Another employee is being treated locally for smoke inhalation.

All plant employees were evacuated and acrid smoke rose out of the pump generating plant around noon Monday as multiple fire trucks were staged outside and firefighters were seen entering the building.

Response from Reclamation's Grand Coulee Dam fire department was immediate and the fi...

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