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Search resumes for missing state dozer operator

SHINNSTON, W.Va. -- A search has resumed in north-central West Virginia for the missing operator of a bulldozer that plummeted into a Consol Energy coal slurry pond.

U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration spokeswoman Amy Louviere says federal, state and company officials gathered at the site Monday. The bulldozer is believed to be about 25 feet to 35 feet below the surface.

The worker's name hasn't been released.

Coal slurry impoundments are used to contain both solid refuse and the wastewater product known as slurry.

On Friday an embankment at the impoundment collapsed at Consol's Robinson Run mine in Harrison County. Two engineers who also tumbled into the pond were rescued.

 

 


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