Fatal Mine Incident in West Virginia


The Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training confirms a fatal incident mine incident Tuesday in West Virginia.

According to a release, at approximately 3:55 a.m. Tuesday, Leonard W. Griffith of Valley Bend, WV, died when he was struck by a coal rib roll while working on a continuous mining machine at Wolf Run Mining LLC Sentinel mine.

Griffith was an electrician at the mine; he was 52 years old.

Inspectors from the Office of Miners’ Health, Safety & Training have began their investigation.  

We will provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.

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