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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