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BARKER – An employee of AES Somerset plant was taken to Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston after he suffered minor injuries in an accident on Monday morning.

Douglas M. Ripson, 54, of Youngstown told Niagara County sheriff’s deputies that a metal pipe fell from above and struck him on the head, causing him to fall down just before 9 a.m. Monday at the plant, 7725 Lake Road.

Ripson complained of pain to his head and was taken to the hospital for observation, said deputies.