CYCLONE, W.Va. (AP) – Officials say a coal miner has been killed at a mine in southern West Virginia.
West Virginia Department of Commerce spokeswoman Leslie Smithson says the fatality occurred early Monday at Greenbrier Minerals LLC’s Lower War Eagle Mine near Cyclone in Wyoming County.
Greenbrier Minerals vice president of human resources Gary Groves says the victim was a 53-year-old foreman who was working on a mine belt when the accident occurred. Groves says the victim was found about 1 a.m. Monday.
Details of the accident and the victim’s name weren’t immediately released.
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