BREAKING NEWS: Coroner Responds to Kersey Landfill

greentree landfillKERSEY, Pa. (EYT) – The Elk County Coroner has responded to the Kersey Landfill in Elk County, the scene of a landfill collapse Wednesday afternoon that left one man missing.

According to a published article on wjactv.com, Elk County Coroner Michelle Muccio and other authorities responded to the Greentree Landfill near Kersey.

On Friday afternoon, a state police crime lab van and a Fox Township ambulance were observed driving away from the landfill, wjactv.com states.

Crews from local fire departments have also left the scene.

Details of the accident

Around 2:30 p.m. on February 8, Ridgway-based State Police received a call for help from the Greentree Landfill, owned and operated by Advanced Disposal, Inc., located on Toby Road near Kersey.

According to State Police, a large portion of the landfill had collapsed, burying multiple workers and pieces of heavy machinery.

Upon Pennsylvania State Police arrival at the scene, all workers except one known male employee had been accounted for.

The missing worker had been operating a compacting machine on the landfill property at the time of the collapse.

Assisting Advanced Disposal at the scene were individuals from local fire departments and ambulance services; the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency; Elk County Emergency Management Agency; Pennsylvania Urban Search and Rescue; Elkland Search and Rescue; the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission; the Salvation Army; and several local businesses.

No additional information is available.

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