Accident that injured 8 W.Va. miners investigated

Officials investigate W.Va. mine accident

RUPERT, W.Va. — State and federal mine safety officials are investigating an accident that injured eight workers at a Greenbrier County mine.

The state Office of Miners’ Safety, Health and Training said a mantrip lost its brakes on an incline at the Greenbrier Minerals Mountaineer Pocahontas No. 1 near Rupert.

A mantrip is a vehicle that transports miners underground.

The accident occurred about midnight Tuesday.

Three workers were treated at an area hospital and released. Two workers remain hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Three others declined medical treatment.

Greenbrier Minerals vice president Garry Groves said the mine employs about 125 workers. The company also is investigating the accident.

Show All Comments Hide All Comments

User Comments

More News