Man dies following industrial accident at New Albany power plant

Man dies following industrial accident at New Albany power plant
New Albany Fire and Rescue were called out Monday morning to the facility run by Duke Energy on calls of an injured male employee. (Source: WAVE 3 News file)

NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) – A 65-year-old man died after an industrial accident at the Gallagher Station power plant in New Albany.

New Albany Fire and Rescue were called out Monday morning to the facility run by Duke Energy on calls of an injured male employee, who police have identified as Clarence Siviking Jr.  First responders transported Siviking to University of Louisville Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Siviking's death is believed to be an accident. New Albany police are investigating.

Duke Energy spokeswoman Angeline Protogere said they can confirm there was an incident Monday morning. She released the following statement:

"It is with deep sadness that we confirm that this morning a Duke Energy employee sustained fatal injuries while working at Gallagher Station in New Albany, Ind. We don't have other details to share at this time, but we will be doing a thorough investigation.  We extend our deepest, heartfelt sympathies to the employee's family and friends, including those with whom he worked. "

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