UPDATE: MSHA releases information into fatal Randolph County mining accident

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UPDATE (8/31/2021 2:17 p.m.):

MILL CREEK, W.Va. — The United States office of Mine Safety and Health Administration has released more information on a mining accident taking place at a facility in Randolph County.

According to the release, a 53-year-old contract truck driver with 10 years of experience was fatally injured while “conducing a pre-operational examination” of a vehicle.

During that time, the “rear wheel of the vehicle struck the driver when the truck rolled forward,” killing the man, the release states.


ORIGINAL (8/11/2021 12:59 p.m.):

MILL CREEK, W.Va. — An independent truck driver has died in a mining accident in Randolph County.

According to Gov. Jim Justice, during his Wednesday news conference, the man was identified as Timothy Collins, 53, of Mill Creek, and he was pronounced dead on Wednesday morning.

Calls to Mine Safety and Health Administration officials for more information into the cause and location of the incident have not been returned at this time.

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