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Worker dies after electric shock at West Virginia coal mine

August 7, 2019

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say an electrician has died after an electric shock at a coal mine in West Virginia.

The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training says the worker died around 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Kanawha Eagle South Hollow Preparation Plant.

The agency says inspectors are investigating the incident.

Preliminary information indicates the electrician died from injuries suffered after the shock.

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