CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia coal miner was killed Thursday, the second coal death in the state in two days, Gov. Jim Justice said.
Nicholas David Adkins, 43, of Racine, a section foreman, was fatally injured Thursday morning when he was hit by an underground shuttle car, Justice’s office said in a news release.READ MORE: Man In Italy Uses Fake Silicone Arm To Try To Get COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate
The accident was at Marfork Coal Co.’s Horse Creek Eagle Mine near Naoma in Raleigh County, the release said. Raleigh County is in southern West Virginia.READ MORE: Police: Patron Stabs 7 Eleven/Sunoco Employee And Is Still At Large
“This second tragedy in as many days is a terrible blow to all West Virginians and to our mining community,” Justice said. “Please pray for this man and his loved ones, and for all of our miners and their families, just as Cathy and I continue to do every day.”
On Wednesday, Trenten J. Dille, 26, of Littleton, a section foreman, died while working in the underground section of a Marion County Coal Resources mine in northern West Virginia.MORE NEWS: Steelers LB T.J. Watt Activated From Reserve/COVID-19 List
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