A contract worker has been killed at a Massey Energy mine in West Virginia.
State Office of Miners’ Health Safety and Training spokeswoman Jama Jarrett says apprentice miner Steven Cain was pinned between the wall and a supply car at Massey’s Justice No. 1 mine in Boone County. Cain worked for contractor Mountaineer Labor Solutions.
The accident occurred late on Oct. 8.
State and federal mine inspectors are investigating.
A telephone message left with Mountaineer was not immediately returned.
MSHA records show seven West Virginia coal miners and 21 nationally have been killed on the job this year.
Richmond, Va.-based Massey operates mines in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia.
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