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September 12, 2016

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Hoosier Energy: Claire Gregory, 812-322-5468, cgregory@hepn.com

Body Recovered at Merom Generating Station

SULLIVAN, IN - The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that the body of Ken Jones with GE Betz, has been recovered from the water discharge at Merom Generating Station.

In our continued effort to provide a safe working environment for all employees and contractors, Hoosier Energy will support the sheriff’s department into an investigation as to the cause of this unfortunate accident.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this terrible time.

While we do not have specifics, we will continue to provide updates as they become available.


Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission cooperative (G&T) with headquarters in Bloomington, Indiana. The G&T provides electric power and services to 18 electric distribution cooperatives in southern and central Indiana and southeastern Illinois. Hoosier Energy operates the coal-fired Merom Generating Station, three natural gas power plants, several renewable energy facilities and a 1,700-mile transmission network. For more information, visit www.hepn.com.