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Our Deepest Sympathies are with everyone involved with this tragedy.
If you would like to donate please visit the Go Fund Me site listed in the Memo.
From Boilermaker’s Local 154- Pittsburgh:
“Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Late Tuesday evening on August 29, 2017, there was an unfortunate tragedy at the FirstEnergy Power Plant in Shippingsport, PA involving Local 154 Boilermakers. These Boilermakers were contracted by Enerfab Corp. Work was being performed in a 30 Foot Slurry Pit. Our men were removing an elbow on a discharge line, which exposed them to what we believe to be Hydrogen Sulfide gas. John Gorchock Jr. and Kevin Bachner were unable to get out of the pit and succumbed to their exposure of fumes. The other men; Michael Grochock( John Grochock’s brother), Thomas Cantwell, Nathanial Compton and Mark Wagner (Bruce Mansfield Plant employee) were all effected by the gas exposure and were taken to area hospitals. Their current prognosis to be favorable.
State troopers and OSHA are conducting an investigation surrounding the events of this horrific incident. SERT is also involved, focusing on prospective failures in protocol. Updates will be provided as the investigation continues.
A GoFundMe account has been established for the Bachner and Gorchock families. Any desire to help support these families through this tragic time can be made at the following website: https://www.gofundme.com/victims-of-boilermakers-154
Boilermakers Local 154