BEAVER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA (August 30, 2017) – At least two contractors were killed and four more were injured in an accident at the Bruce Mansfield power station on Wednesday morning, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 1:00 am at the Bruce Mansfield Power Station off Ferry Hill Road. Kevin Bachner, John Gorchock and at least three others were working in an underground pit when they removed a piece of pipe, releasing hydrogen sulfide gas into the air.
34 year old Kevin Bachner and 42 year old John Gorchock were both tragically killed in the accident. Three other workers were able to escape but inhaled the toxic fumes and were hospitalized. The accident remains under open investigation at this time to determine cause and liability.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”