Coal miner killed in West Virginia mining accident
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — State regulators say a coal miner is dead following an accident at a Monongalia County mine.
The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training said Tuesday that 49-year-old Raymond Scott Savage of Maidsville was killed Monday night at Redbone Mining Company’s Crawdad No. 1 Mine.
The office says in a news release that Savage was struck by a piece of rock while operating a roof bolting machine. He was a section foreman.
Inspectors are investigating the accident.
State figures show the accident is the fifth mining fatality this year. The most recent, in May, was an accident called a coal burst at a Patriot Coal mine in Boone County. Two miners were killed in that accident.
A man answering calls at the Redbone facility declined comment.