An abandoned building collapsed at the Martin Mine Prep Plant in eastern Kentucky on October 31, leaving two people dead, reported the Associated Press. The building was undergoing work toward its demolition at the time of the accident.
West Virginia-based Lexington Coal Company had contracted Skeens Enterprises for site demolition and salvage operations at the site. The men were part of a larger crew working on the ground level at the time of the collapse.
Several state agencies have begun investigations into the collapse and possible causes. The Kentucky Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance said its investigation could take up to six months to complete.
Source: Associated Press