UPDATE: Man fatally injured in Randolph County mining accident

Published: Aug. 11, 2021 at 1:34 PM EDT
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Updated Story (08/13/2021, 2:30 PM)

RANDOLPH COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV)- The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office released new details about the mining accident that resulted in the death of 53-year-old Timothy Collins of Mill Creek.

Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the incident involving a loaded coal truck at Morgan Camp Mine on Wednesday, August 11.

Witness statements determined that the loaded coal truck was running at the time of the incident, according to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. Collins was reportedly standing outside the truck and noticed it was starting to roll forward toward the ravine. The sheriff says it appears that Collins tried to climb into the truck’s cab to stop it, but he slipped and fell under the moving coal truck.

Collins’ coworkers started life saving measures until E.M.S and fire units arrived. A Life Flight Medivac helicopter was launched but later cancelled. Collins from his injuries at the scene.

Original Story (08/11/2021, 1:34 PM):

RANDOLPH COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - An independent coal truck driver died in a mining accident in Randolph County early Wednesday morning.

According to Governor Jim Justice, the man was 53-year-old Timothy Collins of Mill Creek.

There is no further information available at this time.

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