The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Local News

June 10, 2014

Alpha miner released from hospital after accident

A Raleigh County miner has been released from the hospital after an accident Saturday at Alpha Natural Resources’ Marfork Coal Slip Ridge #1 Mine, according to the West Virginia Office of Miners Health, Safety and Training.

The miner was identified as Mike Cook, public information specialist Leslie Smithson confirmed Monday. She was unable to confirm his age or address.

State emergency officials reported Saturday Cook was injured when a rock hit his hip.


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