Name released in Raleigh County, WV mine accident

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WYMT/WSAZ) - The name of the man killed at a Raleigh County mine has been released.

According to Public Information Specialist Leslie Fitzwater, Edward L. Finney, 43, of Bluefield, Va., was during on Thursday.

The accident happened at the Pocahontas Coal Company LLC Affinity Mine in Raleigh County about 9:20 p.m.

MSHA said Finney was using a scoop bucket to put trash on a hoist. The hoist moved, picked up the scoop bucket and crushed the worker.


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