COAL PLANT FATALITY WV To Reopen Probe Of 2012 Coal Prep Plant Fatality
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Feb. 24, 2013 4:42 PM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A state investigation of a mechanic's death at a coal preparation plant in West Virginia is being reopened.
State mine safety director Eugene White said there are conflicting accounts of the 2012 accident in federal and state reports.
White told the Charleston Gazette that the Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training plans to contact federal investigators about the accident at Alpha Natural Resources' Liberty plant in Boone County.
Clyde Dolin of Danville was killed on May 17, 2012, when he fell from a ladder.
In a December report, federal investigators said that Dolin was using a ladder extension without a base. The report said an Alpha foreman helped steady the ladder while Dolin climbed it.
White said state investigators had no record of the foreman holding the ladder.
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