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Adamo: Recovery effort for trapped worker in Killen Generating Station collapse could take another month

Posted at 1:35 PM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 13:35:08-05

MANCHESTER, Ohio — The last remaining body of a worker missing inside the collapsed Killen Generating Station in Adams County might not be recovered until late January.

Jamie Fitzgerald's body has been trapped under the rubble of the Manchester power station since its collapse on Dec. 9.

"Based on the observations and knowledge of our team and the first responders on site, our immediate focus is recovering our missing employee and ensuring the safety of the crews working on the recovery effort. As a company, we have our very best people, specialized and top-of-the-line equipment and every available resource on the site. Recovery work is expected to be completed in mid- to late January," read a statement from the Adamo Group.

First responders rescued three trapped men on the day of the collapse. They were hospitalized in stable condition. Three days later, crews recovered the body of Clyde Douglas Gray.

Adamo brought on the engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti to assist in the recovery. The cause of the collapse is still unclear.