Miner seriously injured at a McDowell County mine

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A miner was injured at a coal mine in McDowell County.

According to the Office of Miners’ Health, Safety & Training, a miner was injured at around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday evening at the XMV #39 underground mine. The accident involved a continuous miner machine. The miner was conscious and talking while being helped out of the mine.

He is in serious but stable condition.

His injuries include broken and fractured bones.

Stay with WOAY News for further updates on this developing story.

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