Advertisement

UPDATE: Worker hurt in Mason County power plant demolition dies

(WKYT)
Published: Jun. 15, 2020 at 1:49 PM EDT
Email this link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

One person has died as a result of his injuries after an accident Monday at an old power plant in Mason County.

Two workers were injured Monday at the old Philip Sporn Power Plant in New Haven, West Virginia.

Another person remains in the hospital.

Dispatchers say it happened Monday at the old Philip Sporn Power Plant in New Haven where the plant was in the process of being dismantled.

The Frontier Group of Companies, a company that specializes in the redevelopment of large-scale industrial and commercial property, has released a statement regarding the incident:

“Our thoughts and hearts are with our co-workers and their families at this time. We mourn with them and we pray for them. We will complete a thorough and exhaustive investigation into this incident, so that we can understand what happened, why it happened, and take every measure possible to ensure that something like this doesn’t happen again.”


UPDATE: 6/15/20 5 P.M.

Two workers were injured Monday in an accident at the site of the old Philip Sporn Power Plant in Mason County.

Dispatchers said pieces of the structure fell on workers who were helping dismantle the plant.

One of the workers was flown to a hospital, and the other was taken by ambulance. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.

The Frontier Group of Companies, a company that specializes in the redevelopment of large-scale industrial and commercial property, released a statement regarding the incident:

“We are investigating an incident that occurred at the former Sporn Plant earlier today in which two employees were injured. The two workers were preparing a small ancillary structure at the site for demolition, when the structure apparently collapsed prematurely."

The company said "emergency responders transported both workers to area hospitals. We do not have information on the extent of their injuries at this time. We are incredibly grateful to the Mason County emergency services personnel who immediately responded to the site.

"A wide-ranging team of plant and company personnel has been dispatched to the site to complete a thorough investigation. We will update and cooperate with all necessary regulatory and oversight agencies as the investigation continues. Our entire team is devastated by this incident and our prayers are with our co-workers and their families at this time.”


ORIGINAL STORY: 6/15/20

Two workers have been injured in an accident that happened while crews were during demolition and salvaging work at an old power plant in Mason County.

According to 911 dispatchers, it happened at the old Philip Sporn Power Plant in New Haven.

There is no word on the workers' conditions.

Fire and Mason County EMS crews are on scene.

No other information has been released.

Latest News