1 dead in West Virginia mine accident
Dec. 29, 2017
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a man has died in a mine accident in West Virginia.
Media cited a statement from the state Office of Miners' Heath, Safety and Training in reporting that 34-year-old Thurman Watts of Harts died Friday morning at a mine operated by Revelation Energy LLC in Fayette County. The statement said Watts died when the bulldozer he was operating went over a high wall.
Officials are investigating.
Gov. Jim Justice and Sen. Joe Manchin put out statements saying the death was heartbreaking and asking for prayers for Watts' family.