Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

October 4, 2013

Worker dies of head injury at W.Va. coal mine


Associated Press

CHARLESTON — Mine safety officials say a worker has died of a head injury at CONSOL Energy’s McElroy mine in Marshall County.

The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training says the accident happened just before 1 p.m. Friday.

How the victim was injured was not immediately clear. The miner died on the way to the hospital.

Spokeswoman Leslie Fitzwater says an investigation is underway. She couldn’t immediately offer more details.

Pennsylvania-based CONSOL didn’t immediately comment.