Contractors Shocked Near Mine in West Virginia

Contractors Shocked Near Mine in West Virginia

One man was electrocuted while the other had serious injuries.

Two electrical contractors were shocked while replacing stolen copper wire near a mine in West Virginia. One man was electrocuted while the other had serious injuries, reported WTOV 9 News.

The contractors were working for American Electric Power when they came into contact with a live wire. They were near the Murray Energy McElroy Mine. 

The incident, which occurred at shortly before 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, was near the mine site and investigators with the state Mine Office of Health Safety & Training were called in to investigate, according to a report from West Virginia Metro News.

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