The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training confirms that a miner died at Mettiki Coal’s Mountain View Mine in Tucker County.
In an email, the state office said 20-year-old Daniel Lambka of Kitzmiller, Maryland, "suffered crushing injuries".
The statement said the accident happened around 9:10 p.m., Thursday night.
Mr. Lambka had 2 ½ years of mining experience 4 ½ months of which were acquired at this mine. His position was that of general laborer.