CAMERON, W.Va. — An electrical contractor died Monday afternoon while working for American Electric Power near the Murray Energy McElroy Mine near Cameron in Marshall County.
An AEP spokesperson confirmed two linemen employed by Virginia-based Davis H. Elliot were replacing copper wire that had been previously stolen when the incident occurred. The company did not immediately confirm the death but Marshall County authorities did. The other lineman was flown to a hospital.
The incident, which occurred at shortly before 2:30 Monday afternoon, was near the mine site and investigators with the state Mine Office of Health Safety & Training were called in to investigate.