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3 injured in accident at Ameren Mo. nuclear plant

FULTON, Mo. (AP) -- Three employees have been injured during an accident at an Ameren Corp. nuclear plant in central Missouri.

Ameren Missouri said in a written statement Tuesday night that the accident occurred in the switch yard area of its Callaway Energy Center shortly after 5 p.m.

The company declined to elaborate about what happened. But Callaway County Emergency Management Director Michelle Kidwell said the 911 call reported burn victims, including two with burns to the face.

Kidwell said a medical helicopter crew was among the emergency responders dispatched to the nuclear facility located about 25 miles northeast of Jefferson City.

St. Louis-based Ameren said the incident did not affect operations of the nuclear plant.

Ameren said it was not providing details about the status of the three injured workers out of respect for their privacy.