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Coal Miner Killed in Randolph County Accident


A 43-yr-old coal miner from Barbour County died Tuesday after sustaining injuries in a Randolph County mining accident. 

Ronald R. Taylor was a shuttle car operator at the Carter Roag Coal Company, Morgan Camp Mine in Randolph County. 

He was injured Tuesday about 12:20 a.m. when the mantrip on which he was riding struck a steel object in the roadway, according to the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training.

Taylor was flown from the mine to Ruby Memorial Hospital and was later pronounced dead due to head injuries from the accident.

The state is investigating.

Headquartered in Blountville, Tenn., Carter Roag Coal Company operates six subsidiaries, in Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Carter Roag is owned by Metinvest, a mining and metals firm headquartered in Ukraine.

Another coal miner died last year on a mine operated by Carter Roag Coal Company. on the Upshur/ Randolph county line.