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Two Coal Miners Killed In West Virginia Accident

May 13th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Officials from the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration say two workers were trapped and killed in an accident at a West Virginia coal mine.  Officials for federal and state safety agencies say the incident occurred just after 8:45 p.m. Monday at Brody Mine No. 1 in Boone County, about 50 miles south of Charleston.  Amy Louviere of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration say the miners' bodies were recovered.  The state Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training identifies the workers as Eric D. Legg, 48, of Twilight and Gary P. Hensley, 46, of Chapmanville.  No additional injuries or trapped workers are reported.  The state agency says preliminary indications show that a coal outburst was responsible but provided no other details.  Mine owner Patriot Coal didn't immediately respond to emails or phone calls.

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