BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Heavy rain in eastern Kentucky could have played a part in the collapse of a section of roof at a plant in Barbourville.
WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/xrU5AQ ) in Hazard reports a 40-foot by 70-foot section of the roof fell in at the Tru Seal Technologies plant where insulating glass sealant is manufactured.
A half-dozen employees were taken to a hospital, but all were released after medical treatment. About 35 people were working when the incident occurred at about 8 p.m. Thursday.
Plant manager Lee Burroughs said workers cleared the production floor after feeling vibrations and hearing noises as the roof began giving way. The section that fell in was about five percent of the plant roof.
Work was cancelled for Friday while engineers examined the damage.