30th miner dies in Raleigh County, WV, this year

ECCLES —  A Glen Daniel man has been killed in a mine accident in Eccles. This is the 30th mine death in Raleigh County this year. Jama Jarrett with the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training says the 28-year-old was pinned between the mine wall and a continuous mining machine. The accident happened around 11:30 p.m. Thursday at ICG’s Beckley Pocahontas mine. The man died early Friday morning during surgery at a local hospital. His name has not been released yet. Jarrett said he was married with children. ICG owns several coal mines in West Virginia including the Sago mine where 12 men were killed in an underground explosion in January 2006.

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