MINING ACCIDENT UPDATE
Name of Miner Injured At Kanawha Mine Released; Miner Expected To Be OK
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Nov. 20, 2012 8:28 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 20, 2012 4:16 PM EST
Eyewitness News Photo
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
The West Virginia Department of Commerce has released the name of a miner who was injured while on the job Tuesday morning.
Harold Miller of Danville was working underground at Speed Mining in Cabin Creek about 8:30 a.m. when he became pinned between a scoop and the wall of the mine.
Miller was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center where he was treated and released.
Speed Mining is a Patriot Coal operation.
A miner injured at a Kanawha County mine Tuesday morning received non-life threatening injuries, a spokesman with the Miners Health and Safety Administration said.
Eyewitness News has learned the victim was about 40-years-old and was working underground when he was pinned between a scoop and wall of the mine.
The accident happened about 8:20 a.m. at Speed Mining, a Patriot Coal operation in Cabin Creek.
Officials with the Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training were on their way to the mine Tuesday morning to begin an investigation.
The name of the miner who was injured has not been released yet. Keep checking wchstv.com for updates.
A miner was injured at a Kanawha County mine.
It happened Tuesday morning at Speed Mining in Cabin Creek.
The miner was reportedly operating a scoop underground when he was pinned between the scoop and the wall, dispatchers said. No word on the extent of his injuries just yet.
Keep checking wchstv.com for updates.
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