The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Local News

March 9, 2012

Worker hurt after falling in Fayette County mine

ALLOY — A coal miner employed at a Fayette County mine was injured Thursday morning, according to 911 dispatchers.

According to Fayette County authorities, a call came in just after 7 a.m. reporting an injured miner at Alloy Mine, a private company established in 2008 and incorporated in the state in 2008, according to its website.

The caller reported a worker who was exiting the mine had fallen approximately 12-feet and had sustained injuries, dispatchers said.

The man was transported by General Ambulance Service to a site where he was then flown, via Health Net, to a Charleston hospital.

A spokesman for Alloy said the miner, whose name has not been released, suffered facial lacerations and broken ribs as a result of the fall.

The man was in good condition after receiving stitches to repair a wound on his forehead and treatment for his broken ribs, the spokesman added, and is expected to make a full recovery.

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