Family of injured coal miner says man was released from hospital

Local - 6/9/2014 10:00 AM

CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training identified the injured miner as Mike Cook. An investigation into the incident is underway.


ORIGINAL: 6/8/14, 11:42 p.m.

RALEIGH COUNTY - The family of a coal miner injured one the job in Eunice says the man was released from the hospital Sunday.

The injured miner is identified as Mike Cook, a husband and father to three young kids, according to a Facebook group. 

Cook spent about a day in the ICU for a concussion, crushed pelvis and more after family said he was injured in a roof fall. 

A woman, who identified herself as his mother, said her son won't be able to apply pressue on his left leg for the next three months. 

The Facebook group, titled prayers for Mike Cook, has more than 450 members. Another woman, who identifies herself as his sister, has started a Go Fund Me page for the coal miner. About $100 of the $1.000 dollars has been raised. 

The incident happened Saturday afternoon at Alpha Natural Resources' Marfork Coal Slip Ridge #1, according to officials with the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training. A team investigated the Eunice site Saturday.


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