Worker killed at West Virginia coal mine

BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. — The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training confirmed Wednesday a fatal incident occurred at a Boone County coal mining operation.

According to the state agency, the incident occurred Tuesday at 8:47 p.m., at the Rockwell Mining LLC, Gateway Eagle Mine in Boone County.

Preliminary information indicates Rodney S. Osborne of Artie, W.Va., was operating a continuous miner at the time of the incident, according to a press release by the West Virginia Department of Commerce.

The press release said Osborne was a continuous miner operator at the mine; he was 32 years old.

Inspectors from the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training have started their investigation. The mine is idle at this time, the press release said.

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