- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

GRAFTON, W.Va. (AP) - State mining officials are investigating the death of a coal miner in northern West Virginia.

WBOY-TV (https://bit.ly/27rEmaH) reports an emergency call to the Harrison-Taylor 911 Center was made at 4:15 a.m. Monday.

West Virginia Department of Commerce spokeswoman Leslie Smithson says preliminary information suggests the miner at the Leer Mine in Grafton may have suffered a medical condition. She says a full investigation is under way by the state Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training.

The miner’s name wasn’t immediately released.

It marks the second reported death at a West Virginia coal mine this year. A miner died in an accident at a Wyoming County mine on Jan. 4.


Information from: WBOY-TV, https://www.wboy.com

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