Willow Island Anniversary

Tuesday marked a solemn day in history for the Mid-Ohio Valley.

32 years ago, on April 27, 1978 more than 50 men lost their lives in an accident at the Pleasants Power Station.

51 workers were killed when a cooling tower at the Willow Island Power Plant collapsed during construction.

In 2002, a memorial honoring those who died in the accident was dedicated along WV Route 2 near the site.

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