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Coal worker killed in Murray Energy mine, Marshall County, West Virginia

Christian Fernsby |
A West Virginia coal miner was killed on December 23rd 2019 at the Murray Energy Marshall County mine near Moundsville in West Virginia in U.S.

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Raymond L Starkey, 21, was fatally injured at the mine while helping to repair a beltline.

United Mine Workers of America International President Mr Cecil E Roberts said “Our safety experts are on the scene, working with the UMWA Local Union 1638 Safety Committee, the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training, and the company to determine exactly what happened.

We will not rest until we know the circumstances of Brother Starkey’s death, so that we can prevent something like this from ever happening again.

I ask every mining family, indeed every American family, to lift up the Starkey family in your prayers this holiday season.”

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