Quantcast

Coal miner killed in Buchanan Co. VA - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

Coal miner killed in Buchanan Co. VA

Posted: Updated:
GRUNDY, Va. (AP) - State mining inspectors are investigating the death of a coal miner who was pinned by a coal-extracting machine he was operating in a southwest Virginia mine.

A spokeswoman for the state Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy says 24-year-old Arthur David Gelenster sustained fatal injuries Friday afternoon at a mine in Buchanan County.

Tarah Kesterson says the death of the Buchanan County man occurred at Dominion Coal Corp. Mine No. 30 near the unincorporated town of Whitewood. She said the mine is owned by SunCoke Energy.

Kesterson said Gelenster was operating a machine called a continuous miner to extract coal from the underground mine.

She says the mining death was the first in Virginia since January 2012.

Kesterson says inspectors have begun their investigation.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.