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Worker killed at former Preston County mine site

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When a mining permit for the location was revoked, reclamation work there fell to the state.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.





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