By Associated Press - Friday, December 11, 2020

MANCHESTER, Ohio (AP) - Workers using heavy equipment searched Friday for two workers missing since the power plant that was being demolished in southern Ohio collapsed early Wednesday.

Authorities have said the rescue efforts have shifted into a recovery mission.

It wasn’t known what caused the Killen Generating Station to collapse. The coal-fired generating station opened in 1982 and closed in May 2018. It is located some 75 miles (120 kilometers) east of Cincinnati.

Crews located two workers and rescuers had to dig for hours to free a third. They were taken to a hospital, and their conditions weren’t made public.

An attorney for the Detroit-based Adamo Group demolition company said in a statement Friday that it couldn’t discuss employees for reasons of privacy and confidentiality.



“Adamo Group is cooperating fully with authorities and we will continue to investigate the cause of this accident. We are working with local officials and we will assist in any possible way to aid in the search and recovery of the missing workers,” said the statement released by attorney Christian Hauser.

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