EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMiner Injured At Mine On Boone-Kanawha County Borders
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Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Sep. 20, 2013 11:08 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 20, 2013 7:08 PM EDT
Winifrede , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A miner was injured Friday morning at a mine on the Boone-Kanawha County borders.
The accident happened at the Newtown Energy Eagle Mine when he was struck in the back with a cable, said Leslie Fitzwater, public information specialist with the West Virginia Department of Commerce.
Fitzwater said the miner was struck in the back with a cable. She said his injuries are not life threatening, but was transported to a Charleston hospital for treatment.
A coal miner has been injured at an eastern Kanawha County mine Friday.
The accident was reported about 11 a.m., according to dispatchers. It happened at the Kanawha Eagle Coal mine in Winifrede.
A 911 dispatcher said an underground miner was struck with a cable. Medics were en route to the scene. Keep checking wchstv.com for updates.
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