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Coal mine accident injures one miner in Dickenson County, Virginia

Christian Fernsby |
WYMT reported that a coal miner in Dickenson County, Va. was injured Wednesday morning in a coal mine accident.

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Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Media Relations Spokeswoman Ms Tarah Kesterson said the accident happened around 5 a.m. in the Contura Deep Mine 41 in Dickenson County.

Ms Kesterson said a miner's arm was severely injured while working on a roof bolting machine.

The miner was flown to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where Kesterson said the miner was in stable condition.


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