UPDATE, 11:28 p.m.:

Meredith Stone with Georgia Power released the following statement about the incident:

"We can confirm a fatality occurred at Plant Scherer over the weekend. Safety is our top priority every day. The individual was not a Georgia Power employee, but a contract worker with GE. Our most sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victim during this difficult time." 


A worker died this weekend in an accident at Plant Scherer in Monroe County.

A spokesman for the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration says they are investigating how the worker died.

The accident happened around 4:30 Saturday and the worker died about six hours later at a hospital.

No further details are available on the accident, and the victim's name has not been released.

We called the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Power. They have not returned our phone calls.