A ember miner has died successful an incident successful a confederate West Virginia mine, Gov. Jim Justice said.
William Mapes, 73, of Freeburn, Kentucky, died Sunday, Justice said Sunday successful a news release. Mapes had 53 years of mining acquisition and was moving arsenic a contractor for LSM Contracting adjacent Central Appalachian Mining LLC's Grapevine South Surface Mine successful Mingo County, on nan Kentucky border, Justice said Sunday successful a news release.
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Kentucky ember miner William Mapes, 73, died from fatal injuries Sunday successful West Virginia.
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The connection said Mapes was "fatally injured" but did not see specifications of nan incident.
It was nan first reported U.S. ember mining fatality of nan year. There were astatine slightest 10 ember mining-related deaths nationwide past year, including 4 successful West Virginia and 2 each in Kentucky and Pennsylvania, according to nan Mine Safety and Health Administration.