Miner killed in West Virginia accident

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a Nicholas County, West Virginia coal miner who lost his life in a mining accident in Raleigh County.

Family members say Jeremy Sigler was killed during an accident Saturday at the Kingston 1 Mine in Scarboro, West Virginia.

The mine is owned by Alpha Natural Resources.

According to a spokesperson with the Mine Safety and Health Administration, a foreman was killed when a rib rolled while he was running a continuous mining machine.

The spokesperson says MSHA district personnel is now investigating the accident. The mine has now been closed for the time being, and no one is allowed underground.

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