Franklin County, Mo (KSDK) -- A worker at the Ameren Electric Plant near Labadie fell 85-feet off a platform and died.
A spokesperson for Ameren Missouri identified the woman as Catherine Berliner, 32, of Hermann.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said the woman was working on a platform 85-feet into the air when a power hand tool she was using hit her in the head and knocked her off the platform around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday.
Berliner was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington
The woman worked at the plant for five years.
A spokesperson for Ameren released the following statement:
"A fatality occurred at the Ameren Missouri Labadie Energy Center this morning. Out of respect and consideration for the family, we are not releasing the name of the employee at this time. While working on a platform approximately 85 feet high and performing maintenance on one of Labadie's boilers, the employee, who served as a certified repairman, experienced a significant fall and injuries.
"Members of the Labadie team responded immediately to the accident and the employee was transported to a hospital in Washington, Missouri for treatment. The employee died from injuries a short while later.
"We are in the process of conducting a thorough investigation. This is a tragedy for all involved and no words can express our sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with the employee's family members and our co-workers who are grieving this loss."