KINGWOOD, W.Va. — A contract worker helping install a water treatment system at the former Decondor Coal site in Preston County died on the job Tuesday.
According to a spokesperson for the state Department of Environmental Protection Office of Special Reclamation, a Sutton company had been working on the system since March.
The DEP was informed Tuesday afternoon that a man was killed after a ditch caved in during excavation work.
When a mining permit for the location was revoked, reclamation work there fell to the state.
Local police and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate the incident.