From the MMPA
Connecticut had one of its worst work related disasters in decades on February 7, 2010, at the “Kleen Energy System” power plant on River Road in Middletown, Connecticut, when a natural gas explosion occurred. Six (6) workers lost their lives in the accident. Three workers were members of the “United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #777”; two other workers were employees of “Keystone Construction & Maintenance Services”, and oneworker was employed by “Coverflex”. Twelve (12) other men on the job site were seriously injured.
Six hard working men are gone forever. Their families will struggle not only emotionally, but financially as well. Middletown and many other labor organizations are volunteering to hold a fundraiser in honor these fine men. Our objective is to raise money through a dinner, and show our respect to them and their families. Funds generated will go to financially assist the families until they can get back on their feet.
The event will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Middletown High School, located at 200 LaRosa Lane, Middletown, Connecticut.
An organizational meeting for the fundraiser will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2010, at the Middletown Police Departments “Community Room”, on 222 Main Street, Middletown, Connecticut, at 5:30 p.m.
Anyone wishing to volunteer and assist with the fundraiser should attend this meeting. There is parking in the Court Street parking arcade, behind the Police Station.