Raleigh County man dies in coal mining accident in early August

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Two employees have died in separate accidents at coal mines in West Virginia this month.

Gov. Jim Justice says 53-year-old Timothy Keith Collins of Mill Creek died in an accident Wednesday in Randolph County. He was an independent coal truck driver. And on Aug. 4, 60-year-old Jeffrey Allen Hudnall died in an accident at Marfork Coal in the Raleigh County community of Packsville.

According to separate incident reports, Collins had stopped his truck on the side of a road when a truck ran over him. Hudnall was working on top of a loader, lost his balance and fell to the ground. The Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training is investigating.

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