Coal Truck Overturns at Massey Site; Driver Killed

SCARBRO, W.Va. (AP) – Federal mine regulators say a coal-hauling truck overturned at a Massey Energy Co. mine site in West Virginia, killing the driver.

Amy Louviere, a spokeswoman for the Mine Safety and Health Administration, says the truck overturned around 5:30 p.m. Saturday on a haul road in Scarbro, which is about 50 miles southeast of Charleston.

Louviere said in an e-mail Sunday that two inspectors were sent to investigate the wreck, which may have been caused by faulty brakes and icy roads.

The truck was operated by a contractor, Medford Trucking. Massey said in a news release Sunday that the crash happened at the company’s Republic Energy operation. Massey says it will investigate the crash and work to ensure its haul roads are safe.


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