APOLLO BEACH — One person was injured when a pipe burst at the Tampa Electric Co.'s Big Bend Power Station Wednesday afternoon, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said.
An employee was operating a valve on a water line inside the plant. The water line broke and part of the broken pipe hit the worker in the back, TECO spokeswoman Cherie Jacobs said. The injury was not serious, but the worker was taken to a hospital for observation, she said. TECO was still investigating what caused the water line to break Wednesday night.