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    Worker Dies in Mine Owned by WV Gov. Jim Justice


    CHARLESTON–  Authorities say a worker took a fatal fall at a West Virginia mine owned by Gov. Jim Justice.

    Patrick Graham is vice president for Southern Coal Corp. He says a worker at the company’s Bishop Preparation plant in McDowell County died about 10:30 p.m. Monday.

    Graham says both the company and mine safety agencies are investigating to determine exactly what happened.

    The miner’s name wasn’t immediately disclosed.

    Justice issued a statement Tuesday asking West Virginians to pray for the lost miner and his family.

    The Justice administration has said that the new governor established a trust to run his businesses while he’s in office.



    Rachel Ayers

    Rachel Ayers started as a multi-media journalist at WOAY in October of 2015. She then moved to evening anchor in September of 2016. Read More