|Original statement from the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training:|
(March 7, 2019) - The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training confirms a fatal incident occurred Thursday, March 7, 2019, at approximately 1:52 p.m. at the South Fork Coal Company, LLC, Blue Knob Surface Mine in Greenbrier County. Preliminary information indicates Adam DeBoard of Craigsville, WV, died from head injuries sustained during a fall from a highwall miner.
Mr. DeBoard was a loader operator at the mine. He was 38 years old. Inspectors from the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training are investigating.