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Trapped Ohio Miner Rescued, Flown To Morgantown

Reported by: Send eMail Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: WTRF-TV
Reported: Nov. 8, 2013 8:24 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 8, 2013 12:43 PM EST

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Beallsville , Ohio

A miner who was trapped at an Ohio mine has been rescued and flown to a hospital for medical treatment, WTOV reported.

A spokesman for the Century Mine in Beallsville, Ohio, where the incident happened early Friday, said the man was a very experienced continuous miner operator. He was apparently injured when he positioned his body between a continuous miner cable handling device and a rib of coal. The spokesman said the miner pulled the continuous miner cable handling device against his body.

The miner had no noticeable or visible injuries and was talking, but he was transported to a Morgantown area hospital consistent with the company's past practices, the spokesman said.




Emergency crews were responding to a report of a miner trapped at an Ohio mine, officials with the Ohio Division of Natural Resources said.

The incident happened early Friday at the Century Mine in Beallsville in Ohio.

A medical helicopter was en route to the mine about 8 a.m., Belmont County 911 said. Officials reportedly requested two emergency crews and a medical helicopter to respond to the mine.

Keep checking wchstv.com for updates.



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