UPDATE: Man identified in fatal Raleigh County mine incident

NAOMA , WV (WCHS) – One person has died after an incident Thursday morning at a Raleigh County mine.

Mine section foreman Nicholas David Adkins, 43, was originally injured after a 9 a.m. accident at the Horse Creek Eagle Mine on Horse Creek Road.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Labor said the death occurred after an incident.

Raleigh County Dispatchers said a shuttle car struck Adkins underground.

Whitesville Ambulance and Fire, Regional Command and West Virginia OES responded, but have since cleared the scene.

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration is conducting an investigation, the spokesperson said.

“This second tragedy in as many days is a terrible blow to all West Virginians and to our mining community,” said West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice in a statement. “Please pray for this man and his loved ones, and for all of our miners and their families, just as Cathy and I continue to do everyday.”

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