Explosion in Naples during smart meter installation / FPL worker burned, Naples Resort without power - FOX 4 News

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Explosion in Naples during smart meter installation
By Andre Senior, FOX 4 News, WFTX-TV Fort Myers-Naples, FL
Dec. 15, 2011 - 9:24 PM

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NAPLES – “An electrical explosion in Naples during the installation of a smart meter raises questions about the safety of the devices.

On Thursday morning, an FPL contractor was putting one of the devices in at the Naples Bay Resort when the incident happened.

"There was a severe arching and it ignited some combustible material in the room," said Larry Bacci, a City of Naples fire marshal.

The contractor suffered second and third degree burns during the blast and nearly 30 people were forced to evacuate. Debris inside an electrical room were it happened caused a fire, but was quickly put out by the indoor sprinkler system.”

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FPL worker burned, Naples Resort without power
By Eric Maze, FOX 4 News, WFTX-TV Fort Myers-Naples, FL
Dec. 15, 2011 - 11:24 AM

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NAPLES, Fla. – “A subcontractor hired by Florida Power and Light suffered severe burns after a mishap at a Naples resort Thursday morning that left the hotel without power.

The State Fire Marshal's Office says the worker was switching out an electrical meter inside the Naples Bay Resort on 5th Avenue South sometime before 9 a.m. when a small explosion ignited a small fire that left the worker with at 2nd and 3rd degree burns. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The hotel did not sustain any serious damage but it was left without power.”

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Four in your Corner takes concerns to FPL
Some of you are concerned about the company's smart meters
By Pooja Lodhia, FOX 4 News, WFTX-TV Fort Myers-Naples, FL
Oct. 20, 2011

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COLLIER COUNTY, FL - "But if a customer is still uncomfortable with the smart meter, can they opt out?" I asked.

"We've delayed some customers from getting the smart meters." she answered.

"But you haven't completely allowed them to opt out?" I asked.

"Well, we've delayed it," she answered.

I ask her the question a total of fifteen times on camera.

I never got an official answer, so you be the judge of what her non answer means."

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