Ohio coal miner killed in accident (USA)
A coal miner was killed at the Salt Run No. 1 Mine in Jefferson County, Ohio, according to a news release from the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration. It happened Saturday, March 17.
MSHA officials identified the victim as a 55-year-old surface foreman with 19 years of mining experience, but have not released the man’s name.
According to the release, the foreman was killed when he was, “caught between the frame of a highwall miner transportation dolly and a front-end loader with a duck bill attachment.”
The Salt Run No. 1 Mine is owned by Ohio American Energy, Inc.