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2 Workers Hurt Moving Transformer For Lakeland Electric

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Two workers have been seriously injured while assisting the move of a 150-ton power plant transformer from Riverview to Lakeland Electric's McIntosh Power Plant.

Media outlets report that according to the Florida Highway Patrol, 24-year-old Alberto Nava was walking alongside the 300-foot trailer Saturday when he tripped on a raised concrete line marker and fell into the path of a wheel.

Then, 27-year-old Ronnie Baker tried to help Nava and was also struck by the trailer, which was traveling at about 2 miles per hour. The incident occurred near the end of the trip.

The report says both men were taken to Lakeland Regional Hospital in serious condition.

Nava and Baker work for Edwards Moving and Rigging, a Kentucky-based company that specializes in transporting heavy equipment.