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CONSOL: W.Va. miner struck in head with tool dead

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A West Virginia coal miner has died of severe head injuries suffered as he tried to put a loaded supply car back on track at CONSOL Energy's Loveridge Mine.

CONSOL spokeswoman Lynn Seay said the mine has temporarily shut down out of respect for Glen Clutter, 51 of Baxter, and will resume production at 4 p.m. Friday.

The accident happened Tuesday night near Fairview.

Clutter was using a long-handled tool called a slate bar, typically used to pry loose material from a mine's roof and walls. It somehow popped loose and struck him.

Clutter began his career in 1981 at the Blacksville No. 1 mine, and Seay said he'd worked at Loveridge for the past 10 years.

Seay said Thursday that CONSOL's thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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