OAK HARBOR, Ohio — A Davis-Besse security guard accidentally shot himself in his leg while using a restroom in the vicinity of the nuclear plant's entrance facility, according to Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton.
The guard has been identified as Jamie Arthur.
The accident occurred at 7:35 a.m. Friday. Arthur was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, where he was listed in fair condition, hospital officials said.
"We'll do a full investigation," FirstEnergy spokesman Todd Schneider said.
Sheriff Bratton said his operations captain, Steve Levorchick, is at the nuclear plant examining the weapon and compiling an independent report for the sheriff's department.
"It's nothing life-threatening. It was just sort of embarrassing to him," the sheriff said of the guard's injury.
The guard is a FirstEnergy employee. The weapon was one issued to him by the utility's security force, Sheriff Bratton said.