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    :: Sunday, April 27, 2008 ::

    The Tragedy at Willow Island - West Virginia MetroNews, WV
    A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the Cooling Tower Monument, which sits across from the power station on Route 2.

    The workers were constructing one of the cooling towers and were on the scaffolding inside the tower when the scaffolding gave way and fell 168 feet at around 10 a.m. on April 27th, 1978.

    Forty-one of the 51 victims were from West Virginia, 14 of them from the town of St. Marys.

    The following is an excerpt from a feature story in the New York Times Magazine written by Eugene Kennedy that appeared on December 3,1978.
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