Miner Killed

September 11, 2012 - 4:10pm

WVUA is covering Jefferson County where a Miner has died. According to Jesse Lawder with the United States Department of Labor, it happened at the Shoal Creek Mine around 10:30 a.m. Lawder said the man was killed after being caught between a power center and a mine rib. The accident occurred during the move of a spare longwall power center. Lawder says the Miner was given CPR during transport from the underground, but was pronounced dead after being brought to the surface. An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.


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