Pair of Local Mining Accidents Under Investigation
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 14, 2013 @ 8:10PM
Created on February 13, 2013 @ 1:56PM
5 News has received confirmation of two accidents at local mines Tuesday night. Both are considered to be in Monongalia County.
The first accident happened around 9:30 p.m. at the Miracle Run end of the Loveridge Mine near Fairview. The mine is owned by CONSOL. 51-year-old Glen Clutter Jr. was hit in the head with a slate bar during the rerailing of a car. He was unconscious when he was transported by HealthNet to an area hospital. He is in critical condition and on life support. Clutter was attempting to put a loaded supply car back on the track when a slate bar kicked out striking him in the head.
The second accident happened around 10:07 p.m. at the Prime Mine No. 1 mine in Maidsville, outside of Star City. The mine is owned by Dana Mining. A miner received an electrical shock with resulting burns. The miner was conscious and alert when transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital.
This information was provided by a report filed by the Office of Miners' Health, Safety & Training.
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