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Worker dies in accident at NW Indiana power plant

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 4, 2012 at 5:32 pm •  Published: December 4, 2012

WHEATFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a contractor performing maintenance work at a northwestern Indiana power plant has died after an apparent fall.

Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris says 49-year-old Troy Jabaay of Hebron died Tuesday at Porter Regional Hospital. He tells The Times and the Post-Tribune that preliminary reports indicate Jabaay fell from scaffolding at Northern Indiana Public Service Co.'s Schahfer Generating Station in Wheatfield, about 30 miles southeast of Gary.

Indiana Department of Labor spokeswoman Chetrice Mosley says Jabaay worked for Safway Services LLC, a supplier of scaffolding, hoists and other equipment to construction sites.

She says the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate the incident.


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