A contractor has died at TECO's Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach, the company said Monday.
TECO said at 8:15 a.m., a contractor was performing work on scaffolding at the Big Bend Power Station. They said it appears the contractor fell from a height and they are working to determine that height.
TECO said the work was unrelated to the operation of the power plant.
The contractor worked at TECO sites for more than a decade, the company said.
"We are deeply saddened to confirm the loss of a contractor at the Big Bend Power Station," TECO said in a statement. "We extend our thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and co-workers."
TECO also said the safety of their employees and contractors is always their first priority, and that they are conducting a thorough review of this incident.
"Many Tampa Electric employees knew him and are mourning," TECO said in a statement. "The safety of our employees and contractors is always our first priority at Tampa Electric."