A 20-year-old man from Maryland has died after suffering crushing injuries in a mining accident Thursday evening, West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training confirms.
The fatal accident occurred at Mettiki Coal's Mountain View Mine in Tucker County. According to the state agency, Daniel Lambka, 20, of Kitzmiller, Md., was injured about 9:10 p.m. Thursday.
Public Information Specialist Leslie Fitzwater Smithson said Lambka had two and a half years of mining experience, four and a half months of which were acquired at the Tucker County mine. He was a general laborer.Inspectors from the Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training have been on the scene conducting their investigation since Thursday evening, Fitzwater Smithson said at about 10 a.m. Friday.