West Virginia Man Electrocuted at Massey Energy Mine

May 19, 2008

The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training is investigating an electrocution at Aracoma Coal’s Alma No. 1 mine, the same Logan County mine where two miners died in a 2006 belt line fire.

Agency spokeswoman Jama Jarrett identified the latest victim as 24-year-old Nathan Dove of Chattaroy.

Jarrett says the underground electrician was repairing a shuttle car when the May 16 accident occurred. The cause isn’t yet known.

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration presented the mine with a safety award in April.

Dove’s death marks West Virginia’s second coal mine-related death of 2008 and the nation’s ninth.

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