Raymond Scott Savage was killed Monday night. (Facebook)

Raymond Scott Savage was killed Monday night. (Facebook)

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.

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