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.
Times-Tribune Staff Report
A mobile kennel unit was delivered to the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter Tuesday. A shelter official said the kennels will be used for strays.
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