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Worker dies in accident at power plant

WHEATFIELD, Ind. – Authorities say a contractor performing maintenance work at a northwest Indiana power plant has died after an apparent fall.

Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris said 49-year-old Troy Jabaay of Hebron died Tuesday at Porter Regional Hospital. He told The Times and the Post-Tribune that preliminary reports indicate Jabaay fell from scaffolding at Northern Indiana Public Service Co.’s Schahfer Generating Station in Wheatfield, about 30 miles southeast of Gary.

Indiana Department of Labor spokeswoman Chetrice Mosley said Jabaay worked for Safway Services LLC, a supplier of scaffolding, hoists and other equipment to construction sites.

She said the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate the incident.