1 Person Killed In West Virginia Mine

PRENTER, W.Va. (AP) - A contract worker has been killed at a Massey Energy mine in West Virginia.

State Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training spokeswoman Jama Jarrett says apprentice miner Steven Cain was pinned between the wall and a supply car at Massey's Justice No. 1 mine in Boone County. Cain worked for contractor Mountaineer Labor Solutions.

The accident occurred late Wednesday.

State and federal mine inspectors are investigating.

A telephone message left with Mountaineer was not immediately returned.

MSHA records show seven West Virginia coal miners and 21 nationally have been killed on the job this year.

Richmond, Va.-based Massey operates mines in West Virginia,
Kentucky and Virginia.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 21, 2010 at 11:56 AM
    I work for mountaineer labor solutions and have heard nothing but bad things about them. I am a black hat and have worked underground for over four years. I will give them the benefit of the doubt until I draw my first check next week and if it is not right they will have hell to pay.
  • by Jimmy Location: Ontario on Oct 9, 2008 at 07:18 PM
    A man died. What difference does it make whether or not it was a union mine? Pray for the man and his family and friends. I support unions but know they can't prevent accidents.
  • by wildbill Location: east ky. on Oct 9, 2008 at 07:05 AM
    was it a union mine?

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