West Virginia Coal Miner Dies From Injuries in Ignition
West Virginia officials say a coal miner has died from injuries during an accident last week.
The state Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training says Donald Workman died Thursday evening of injuries sustained in a July 29 accident at Road Fork #51 Spartan Mine in Pineville.
The Gilbert resident was 58 years old.
Officials say Workman was a maintenance supervisor and was on the surface during an ignition in the shaft of the underground mine.
State inspectors are further investigating the incident and the cause of the ignition.