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Two Injured Workers Win Claim Against Power Plant



    The Middletown power plant explosion killed 6 workers -- two electrical workers won compensation claims against Ducci Electric.

    Two electrical workers who were injured in the deadly blast at a Middletown power plant have won worker compensation claims against the company, their lawyer  tells the Register Citizen.

    The decision came from the Eighth District Workers' Compensation office on Tuesday that two Ducci Electric employees, will continue to receive their regular wages and compensation for medical expenses, according to Attorney Edward Gillis.

    The explosion at the Kleen Energy power plant killed six workers when natural gas was used to clean out gas lines.  Federal safety investigators looking into the blast say some of the workers were putting in long hours.

    The injured workers will receive compensation so long as they have medical notes detailing that they have lasting injuries that prevent them from returning to work, Gillis tells the Register Citizen.

    A follow up hearing is scheduled for early April.

    Ducci Electrical has offices in Torrington, New Haven, Hamden, Windham and Westport.  The Register Citizen reports company representatives did not return requests for comment Monday.