I actually got a close up look at the Springdale Plant in 1974 when I was on a canoe trip from Tionesta Pa to Pittsburgh 150 miles and we stayed in an old abandoned Spring dale boat clubs grounds behind the plant
The Springdale plant was first to start the enormous 300 ft stack and it was almost finished when the unthinkable happened and a worker building the stack fell to his death inside the stack.
The former volunteer fire chief where I once volunteered was the responding paid medic that day and was among the first responders from emergency agency's to arrive.
It was a horrifying scene when he arrived something you hope you never see again in your life time Yet like dejavue it would happen again and on the same day of the week and the former chief would be first medic unit on the scene since this was his normal scheduled work day and area he worked. .
When another worker fell to his death at the power plant in Cheswick a few miles down from the Springdale plant.
Aprox. a year later when this scrubber stack was almost finished talk about creepy coincidence
|Old smoke stack to left new scrubber stack on right Cheswick plant|
OSHA investigated both sites and they where nothing more than accidents . Nothing sinister at all involved yet for such an accident to happen twice in same area cane be called nothing more than bizarre.