- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 4, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - In a story Nov. 3 about a fatal electrical accident, The Associated Press reported erroneously that American Electric Power owns the nearby mine. Murray Energy owns the McElroy Mine.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Sheriff: 1 killed, 1 hurt in electrical accident

Sheriff says 1 killed, 1 injured in electrical accident near Marshall County mine in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities say one worker was killed and another seriously injured in an electrical accident near a Marshall County coal mine.



Media outlets report that the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office received a call about the accident Monday afternoon near Murray Energy’s McElroy Mine near Cameron.

American Electric Power spokesman Jeri Matheney says the linemen were replacing copper wire that had been stolen from an electrical line. The workers were employed by Virginia-based Davis H. Elliot.

Sheriff Kevin Cecil says the neutral wire somehow came into contact with energized lines. Cecil says one worker died at the scene and another was in serious condition at a Morgantown hospital. Their names were not immediately released.

The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training is investigating.

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