PILGRIM, Ky. — Two men working in the demolition of an abandoned coal mine have been trapped, after a coal prep plant collapsed on top of them Tuesday evening.
Rescue crews from across Eastern Kentucky are working to find the men, who are believed to be trapped in the rubble of the concrete and steel building, located near the Middle Fork of Wolf Creek.
Martin County Judge-Executive Lon Lafferty issued a state of emergency just before 1:30 a.m. requesting state resources to assist in the rescue effort. Just before 6:30 a.m., Gov. Andy Beshear signed an emergency declaration directing any state resources to the effort.
This is a developing story. Mountain Top News has a reporter on the way to the scene and will bring you further updates, as they happen.