Worker Killed In Construction Accident

By: Todd Baucher Email
By: Todd Baucher Email

A local man dies in an early morning construction accident, at Allegheny Energy's Pleasants County power plant.

The individual did not work for the power company.

37-year-old Kinsey Culp of Marietta ... was an employee of Maryland-based Pullman Power Company.

Culp, and another employee...were working on a construction project at a plant chimney, located between the power plant's two smokestacks...when he fell more than two hundred feet.

The Pleasants County Sheriff's Department says Culp suffered serious head injuries, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Allegeny Energy Spokesman Allen Staggers says this accident happened shortly before seven o-clock this morning.

The sheriff's department and the West Virginia State Police responded to the scene shortly after the fall.

An official from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration arrived at mid-afternoon to begin a formal investigation of the accident.

The individual was working on the construction of the chimney for an environmental emissions control project.


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  • by Turners Location: Marietta on Sep 19, 2007 at 07:57 PM
    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family who have come to be part of our family. We will forever remember,love and miss him as we wait for Jehovah to execute His righteous ways and bring him back to us. May you feel His strength in your lives in the meantime.
  • by Anonymous Location: Morgantown, WV on Sep 17, 2007 at 04:44 PM
    My prayers are with his wife, daughter, sister, father, and all family and friends. Such a wholly unexpected and unimaginable tragedy. May Jehovah sustain and strengthen them in this very difficult time.
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