A 49-year-old coal miner was killed in an accident at a Monongalia County mine last night, state regulators announced today. Raymond Scott Savage of Maidsville was killed after being struck by a piece of rock at Red Bone Mining Company’s Crawdad No. 1 mine.
The full release from the state:
The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training (WVOMHS&T) confirms a serious incident resulting in a fatality occurred Monday evening at approximately 9:35 p.m. at Red Bone Mining Company’s Crawdad No. 1 Portal B Mine in Monongalia County.
Raymond Scott Savage, 49, of Maidsville, sustained fatal injuries after being struck by a piece of rock. Mr. Savage was a section foreman operating a roof bolting machine.
Inspectors from the WVOMHS&T have begun their investigation.
This is the fifth fatality this year in a West Virginia coal mine, the Associated Press reports.