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A miner at the Tunnel Ridge mine in Ohio County was killed in an accident Wednesday, according to Tunnel Ridge general manager Eric Anderson.

In an emailed statement, Anderson said that at around 10 a.m. Wednesday, an employee was fatally injured in an accident involving two pieces of railounted mobile equimpment located underground. Co-workers brought the injured miner to the surface, where he was declared dead at approximately 12:07 p.m.

Anderson said appropriate state and federal agencies were notified of the accident and investigations by those agencies and Tunnel Ridge continue.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and we ask you to join us in extending support to this miner’s family, friends, and co-workers during this difficult time,” Anderson said.

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