The BRISSWICK POWER PLAN, which operates a huge coal-fired power plant in Brunswick, will not be shut down after an explosion last week killed one person and damaged another, authorities said Friday.
The blast was caused by an explosion at the Westfield Westfield Power Station in Brunswick.
The cause was under investigation, and officials said no further details could be released.
The Westfield plant is the second-largest in Australia and the countrys second-biggest coal-burning power station after the Brissawick.
The power plant is operated by the Brunswick Power Corporation, which has a combined capacity of more than 5 million megawatts.
The explosion occurred in the afternoon of March 23 when the power plant’s control tower blew off, according to a statement from the company.
It said the tower fell onto a nearby street, resulting in an explosion that was heard across the Brunswick region.
A crane was sent to pick up the injured man and transport him to hospital.
The plant’s chief executive officer, James Gwynne, said the explosion happened on a busy day when the facility was full of workers.
“There was a lot of traffic, which is a major concern in terms of the safety of our staff and the public,” he said.
“We are all devastated.”
The power outage has not affected operations at the Brunswick Westfield station.
However, the Brunswick plant’s owners said the power outage could delay their ability to shut down the power grid for up to three months.
Mr Gwynnne said the company was working with local authorities to resolve the issues and reopen operations as soon as possible.
“We have been working with our local authorities for the last few weeks, to make sure that the safety measures are in place and the facility is ready to go for our customers,” he told the ABC.