Worker Hurt After Taking 40-Foot Fall at Mitchell Plant Near Moundsville
One person was injured and transported to the hospital via helicopter after a significant fall Monday at the Mitchell power plant in Marshall County.
AEP spokeswoman Joelle Moray said a contracted employee fell about 40 feet at the plant Monday. When reached, the worker was conscious and communicating. Protocol at the plant is for an injured worker to be flown out for immediate medical attention.
Because of that, Moray said, W.Va. 2 had to be closed in order to get the worker to the hospital.
Marshall County EMA Director Tom Hart said the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office closed W.Va. 2 for about 45 minutes for EMS workers to get the injured worker to the medflight’s landing site. The Moundsville and Washington Lands volunteer fire departments helped Marshall County EMS in that endeavor.
The worker was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, Hart said. An update on their condition was not available as of Monday afternoon. A second worker who was with the one who fell was taken by ambulance to WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital to be checked out, but Hart didn’t think that person sustained any significant injuries.