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CONSOL: W.Va. miner struck in head with tool dead

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FAIRVIEW, W.Va. (AP) -

A West Virginia coal miner has died of severe head injuries suffered as he tried to put a loaded supply car back on track at CONSOL Energy's Loveridge Mine.

CONSOL spokeswoman Lynn Seay (SEE) says the mine has temporarily shut down out of respect for 51-year-old Glen Clutter of Baxter and will resume production at 4 p.m. Friday.

The accident happened Tuesday night near Fairview.

Clutter was using a long-handled tool called a slate bar, typically used to pry loose material from a mine's roof and walls. It somehow popped loose and struck him.

Clutter began his career in 1981 at the Blacksville No. 1 mine, and Seay said he'd worked at Loveridge for the past 10 years.

Seay said Thursday that CONSOL's thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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