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Man dies in coal mining accident

A man has died after an accident this morning at the Surface Coal Mine in Greenbrier County.

The West Virginia Department of Commerce says Roger W. Herndon, 33 of Rainelle, was helping mine coal with an auger machine when a piece of auger drill struck him.

Herndon was transported to Humana Hospital where he later died.

Inspectors from the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training are investigating.

Elizabeth Gabbert

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