West Virginia mining officials say that a 28-year-old equipment operator for a coal mining company has died.
The Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training says the incident occurred about 3 p.m. Tuesday on property owned by Blackhawk Mining in Boone County.
Officials say Zachary Grant Harris of Foster, West Virginia, died while accessing a manhole at a clarifying pond.
The cause of death wasn't immediately determined.
The company declined immediate comment.