(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Wednesday, following the collapse of a Kentucky coal plant, one man remained trapped inside while it was confirmed that another worker had lost his life.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to state that they had confirmed that one of the workers trapped inside the Martin County collapsed coal preparation plant had died. He shared his condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased.
The death was also confirmed on WSAZ/WKYT citing the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.
Earlier on Wednesday Beshear declared a state of emergency in the county through an executive order following the plant’s collapse. In an earlier X post, he had noted that there were two workers who had been trapped inside and that multiple teams had been working to rescue those trapped. He added that the “Order” had mobilized state resources for assistance.
The Democratic governor had also called for people to pray for the safety of both the workers trapped as well as the rescue teams who were doing their best to save them. He had added that as more information became available he would share it.
In another update, he stated that the situation was “bad” and that they needed to be prepared to hear bad news coming out of Martin County.
Daniel Cameron, the Kentucky Attorney General also posted a statement on X, noting that they were monitoring the situation at the coal plant. He added that the rescue efforts were continuing and that they asked residents of Kentucky to pray for the safe rescue of the two trapped workers. He added that they were praying for the brave First Responders and their efforts.
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