West Virginia Miner Dies on Blackhawk Mining Property

Nov 29, 2017

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West Virginia mining officials say that a 28-year-old equipment operator for a coal mining company has died.

The Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training says the incident occurred about 3 p.m. Tuesday on property owned by Blackhawk Mining in Boone County.

Officials say Zachary Grant Harris of Foster, West Virginia, died while accessing a manhole at a clarifying pond.

The cause of death wasn't immediately determined.

The company declined immediate comment.