Adamo takes down stack at Killen Generating Station

By Steve DuckerJanuary 04, 2021

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Through a plan approved by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the stack at the Killen Generating Station site in Adams County, Ohio, was taken down on 29 December.

The generating station was the scene of a building collapse last month. Two workers, Doug Gray and Jamie Fitzgerald died at the scene. A statement by demolition contractor the Adamo Group said efforts to recover Jamie Fitzgerald were continuing.

Engineering analysis performed by Thornton Tomasetti ­ - a nationally recognised independent engineering firm - had identified the stack as a potential hazard to the crews working at the site.

“All local and state law enforcement, first responders and work crews were notified in advance. The stack was felled with no issues or problems,” the Adamo Group said.

“The stack was in an area of the site that had no bearing on the efforts to recover Jamie Fitzgerald. That work is continuing seven days a week.

“Our focus continues to be on recovering Jamie and protecting the workers who are on site. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Jamie’s loved ones.”

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