2nd West Virginia coal miner killed in as many days – CBS Pittsburgh
CHARLESTON, Virginia (AP) – A West Virginia coal miner was killed Thursday, the second coal death in the state in two days, Governor Jim Justice said.
Nicholas David Adkins, 43, of Racine, a section foreman, was fatally injured Thursday morning when he was struck by an underground shuttle, the justice office said in a press release.
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The accident occurred at Marfork Coal Co.’s Horse Creek Eagle mine near Naoma, County Raleigh, the statement said. Raleigh County is located in southern West Virginia.
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“This second tragedy in as many days is a terrible blow to all West Virginia and to our mining community,” Justice said. “Please pray for this man and his loved ones, and for all of our minors and their families, just as Cathy and I continue to do every day.”
Section foreman Trenten J. Dille, 26, of Littleton, died on Wednesday while working in the underground section of a coal resource mine in Marion County, northern West Virginia .
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