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Electrician Dies at West Virginia Coal Mine

Plant electrician came into contact with energized equipment

The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training has confirmed a fatal incident occurred August 7 at approximately 8 a.m. at the Kanawha Eagle, LLC, South Hollow Preparation Plant in Kanawha County, according to a report from

Preliminary information indicates the victim, a certified electrician, came in contact with energized electrical components. The victim was transported to a local hospital by paramedics but did not survive.

The investigation is ongoing.

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