Two Coal Miner Killed in Accidents in West Virginia in US
Local media reported that two coal miners died in accidents in West Virginia last week. Mr Trenten Dille, 26, of Littleton died while working at a Marion County Coal Resources mine near Fairview as he was struck by the edge or rib of a coal support pillar. 43-year-old Mr Nicholas David Adkins of Racine died in an incident at a Raleigh County mine site after he was struck by an underground shuttle car at the Marfork Coal Co’s Horse Creek Eagle Mine near Naoma in in Raleigh County.
West Virginia Governor Mr Jim Justice said “This second tragedy in as many days is a terrible blow to all West Virginians and to our mining community. 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 everyday.”
According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, there have been 21 fatal mining accidents in West Virginia since the beginning of 2017.https://www.cdc.gov/NIOSH/Mining/UserFiles/features/images/retreatwebfeature.jpg