Times-Tribune Staff Report
At about 8 p.m. Thursday night, water from heavy rain and hail had hit the roof of the Truseal Technologies factory in Barbourville.
Barbourville Mayor David Thompson said about 50 workers were in the building when the roof collapsed and all were found quickly by firefighters from Barbourville, Bell County, Corbin and other departments.
Six, with minor injuries, were taken to the nearby Knox County Hospital, Thompson said.
When the roof fell, the employees were moved to the front of the building, he said.
About six inches of water coming from the roof and some of the overhead plumbing was running in the floor of the factory, he said
The rain and hail had begun to fall earlier in the afternoon, Thompson said.
Truseal, which employs about 200 salaried and union workers, will be shuttered by August.
Truseal will be consolidated with Edgetech, located in Cambridge, Ohio, according to a press release issued by Quanex Building Products Corporation.
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Six fire departments battled a stubborn blaze Wednesday at a Laurel County tire recycling facility. The fire sent a black plume of smoke into the air that could be seen for miles.
Tire facility catches fire
Six fire departments battled a stubborn blaze Wednesday at a Laurel County tire recycling facility.
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Remember what Jesus said before dying on the cross
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Kidney donors tell their story at hospital exhibit
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