Raliegh County Mine Cited After Miner's Death
A report has been issued about a February mining death. The state Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training has cited Pocahontas Coal after a worker died in an underground mine elevator, because a safety device was deactivated and hadn't been inspected for at least a year. 43-year old Edward Finney of Bluefield died February 7th in the accident at Affinity Mine near Sophia in Raleigh County. Pocahantas Coal said in a statement they've modified their safety programs to incorporate state recommendations.