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Miner loses arm in roof bolter accident

emergency helicopter transferring mine worker to hospital following roof bolter accident
Emergency services have transferred a mine worker to hospital following a roof bolting incident where the mine worker lost his arm

A 56-year-old mine worker with 18 years mining experience has lost an arm in a roof bolter accident in Contura Energy’s Deep 41 Mine.

According to the US-based Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), the accident occurred around 5 a.m. at Contura’s Deep Mine 41 near McClure, West Virginia.

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The mine worker was transferred by emergency helicopter to a nearby hospital where his arm had to be amputated. He is reportedly in a stable condition.

MSHA mine safety inspectors are currently investigating the incident and it is expected that a report will be released within a four week period.

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