Four plant workers have lost their lives in an accident at the Kozienice, Poland’s second largest power plant.

Firefighters in central Poland say four maintenance workers plunged to their deaths some 120 meters (400 feet) down a chimney that they were working on at the 2820 MW coal-fired power plant.
Spokesman Waldemar Krakowiak said that the four were standing on a platform that came loose inside a chimney at the Kozienice plant, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Warsaw. They had been carrying out maintenance on the chimney.

The power station has one 300-metre (980 ft) high flue gas stack, which is one of Poland’s tallest free standing structures, and two 200-metre (660 ft) high flue gas stacks.

Prosecutors are investigating the incident at what is one of the most important hubs in the Polish power grid.

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