2 dead, 4 critically injured in industrial accident at Florida power plant

2 dead, 4 critically injured in industrial accident at Florida power plant
Fire crews have confirmed two bodies were found and four people are currently in critical condition after a major burn incident stemming from an industrial accident at the Big Bend Power Station, a coal-fired power plant near Tampa, Florida.

The accident reportedly occurred in unit 2 of the facility, as routine maintenance was being carried out at a slag tank, fire officials told reporters in a Thursday evening press conference.

Four people were taken to Tampa General Hospital as a result of a burn incident that occurred around 4:30pm Thursday, WFLA reported. The news outlet reported a helicopter airlifting at least two people.

The coal-fired plant is owned by TECO Energy.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office tweeted that it was in "rescue mode" and assisting the fire department.

"Early preliminary information is pointing to an industrial accident," HC Fire Rescue tweeted.

The county's forensics investigators was also on scene.