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Texas Worker Electrocuted at Stryker Creek Power Plant


A Texas worker died tragically yesterday afternoon, following an electrical accident at Luminant’s Stryker Creek Power Plant in Cherokee County.

Stryker Creek Plant Worker Came In Contact with Voltage Box

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Stryker Creek Power Plant, located at 1895 FM 2420 East in Jacksonville, shortly after 1:30 p.m. on April 23rd.

The unidentified man was apparently working atop a structured crane and came in contact with a voltage box, resulting in his electrocution.

Paramedics administered CPR and a medical helicopter was waiting to transfer the victim to a nearby hospital. Unfortunately, he died at the scene.

OSHA Investigating Stryker Creek Power Plant Death

Luminant is a subsidiary of Irving, Texas-based Vistra Energy. The company’s natural gas-powered Stryker Creek plant has a generating capacity of 635 MW, enough to power 137,000 homes during peak usage periods.

So far, it’s not clear what caused yesterday’s deadly electrocution.

The Cherokee County Sherriff’s office said the victim was working on a project, but did not confirm if he was a Luminant employee or an outside contractor.

The U.S. Occupational Health and Administration is investigating the fatal accident.

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