EPHRATA, Wash. — (Updated with new information at 7:10 p.m.) Employees injured during explosion at Priest Rapids Dam
At approximately 4:15 p.m. today an explosion was reported at Priest Rapids Dam along the Columbia River. At this point there are six confirmed employees with various levels of injury that have been taken to regional medical facilities via airlift or ground ambulance.
All six employee families have been notified. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.
The cause of the explosion is attributed electrical equipment and the hydroelectric facility remains stable. Additional informational updates will be made available tomorrow when new details are known.
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7:20 p.m. 10/08/2015:::Update on Priest Rapids Dam Incident from Grant PUD*************FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober…
— The Oregonian (@Oregonian) October 9, 2015
Just got word from @GrantPUD that 6 employees were injured in the explosion at the Priest Rapids Dam.
— Greg Copeland (@GregCopelandK5) October 9, 2015
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