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Coal Miner Dies

Suffered head injury inside McElroy Mine

October 5, 2013

CAMERON — A Consol Energy coal miner died on the way to the hospital Friday following a head injury sustained at the McElroy Mine in Marshall County....

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oldsteelmaker

Oct-06-13 1:28 PM

"The fatality is the sixth in the state this year."

An industrial death is never a good thing. That said, think about this statement. One of the most dangerous occupations in the nation, historically. Go back to the 60s, and it was more like six a MONTH. Who says there's no progress?

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caltransplant

Oct-05-13 10:16 AM

A tragic reminder that no matter how far we progress in the area of mine safety, coal mining remains to be a risky business for those who choose to go underground. My condolences to his family and friends

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