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Mining death under investigating in Ohio County

WHEELING, W.Va. — A coal miner died after suffering injuries in an Ohio County mine Wednesday.

A statement from officials at Tunnel Ridge mine said the worker suffered fatal injuries at around 10 a.m. Wednesday in an accident involving two pieces of rail-mounted mobile equipment.

The miner was brought to the surface by co-workers and pronounced dead at shortly after noon.

The miner’s name was not immediately released.

Both the state Office of Mine Safety Health & Training and the federal Mine Safety Administration are investigating.

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