CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State mine inspectors have finished the
investigation of a 2005 fatal coal truck accident.
They're scheduled to present a report on the Nov. 8, 2005 death
of truck driver Chad Cook to the state Board of Coal Mine Health
and Safety Wednesday.
Cook's death originally was not considered a mining accident. It
was reclassified after state and federal mine safety officials
decided the the accident occurred on the property of Mountain View
Mine in Tucker County.
MSHA has since issued a report concluding Cook lost control of
the truck, probably due to excessive speed.
State investigators also are scheduled to report on the death of
an independent contractor crushed to death by a metal plate that
fell from a bulldozer he was repairing last March.