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Investigation continues into building collapse

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

Investigators take a closer look at the site of a roof collapse in Pike County that injured several construction workers Wednesday.

OSHA officials gathered around the remains of the future Pike County road garage in Phelps to investigate and determine what caused the collapse that trapped and injured four contractors.

"They'll take statements as well as we will from the guys that were injured and then they'll make some kind of determination based on those facts." Nee Jackson, the Pike County Safety Director said.

Two of the injured, Henry Brandell and Ronnie Thomas, were released from Pikeville Medical Center.

Officials say Russell Sprouse and Lowell Thomas are still in Holston Valley Hospital in Tennessee.

There's no word on their conditions.


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