Worker dies at W. VA coal mine

Yesterday morning, a worker was killed in a tragic workplace accident at the Kingston Mining Inc. #1 coal mine in Fayette County, West Virginia.

56-year old William Dooley was working on bolting a section of roofing in the mine when a rock suddenly fell and hit him.  Emergency crews were able to help him out of the mine and take him to Raleigh General Hospital.  Dooley later passed away at the hospital due to the injuries he sustained in the accident.

Authorities at Kingston Mining Inc. told reporters that Dooley had worked on bolting roofing for the company since 2001.

Our utmost sympathies go out to Dooley’s family and friends during this difficult time.