A Tennessee Valley Authority worker was killed Monday at the 663-MW Wilson hydroelectric plant, officials said in a statement.
The worker, Wendell Smith, 51, of Florence, Ala., died from electrocution in an accident that occurred around 8 a.m. yesterday.
Smith was a 26-year veteran at TVA, working as a hydro technician.
TVA said “a full investigation” is now under way.
Located on the Tennessee River, Wilson is TVA’s largest conventional hydropower project.