EAST CHINA TWP. (AP) – DTE Energy Co. says an explosion in a coal bunker at its St. Clair Power Plant left one worker with a minor injury and caused minor damage at the facility.
Utility spokesman John Austerberry says the explosion happened around 9 p.m. Sunday at the coal-fired plant in St. Clair County’s East China Township, about 55 miles northeast of Detroit. Austerberry says the worker was treated at the scene. The cause of the explosion was under investigation.READ MORE: Michigan Lottery: 75-Year-Old Detroit Man Wins $100K Powerball Prize
Austerberry says the plant’s fueling system was temporarily shut down following the explosion and one of the plant’s six power generating units was taken out of service.READ MORE: More Than 100,000 People In Michigan Remain Under A Boil Water Advisory After A Main Leak
Four other generating units were running Monday and another already was shut down for maintenance.
DTE says electrical service to customers wasn’t disrupted.MORE NEWS: Michigan Matters: Pistons’ Rob Murphy on Helping His Hometown
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