The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training confirms a fatal incident occurred around 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Kanawha Eagle South Hollow Preparation Plant.
Preliminary information indicates a plant electrician sustained injuries from an electric shock. State officials say the victim, whose name has not yet been released, was transported by paramedics to a local hospital but did not survive.
The Kanawha Eagle plant is operated by Blackhawk Mining, LLC. The company filed for bankruptcy last month.
Inspectors from the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training are continuing to investigate the death.