Stories tagged with: Mine accident

September 20, 2012 - 10:31am
1 year 48 weeks ago

Investigators at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources release preliminary findings into a Wednesday morning mining accident at Buckingham Coal.

A spokesperson for ODNR said their initial report indicates the accident took place because of a miscommunication between the track and traffic coordinator.

Investigators said the accident occurred during a shift change while the day shift was going into the mine and the night shift was coming out.

One of the rail cars was...

September 19, 2012 - 7:56am
1 year 49 weeks ago

Emergency personnel are responding to an accident at Buckingham Coal between Corning and Glouster.

The Perry County Sheriff's Office said two deep mine cars carrying miners into and out of the mine collided.

Squads are on the scene and a medical helicopter is on stand-by.

Scanner reports indicate that five or six miners were injured in the accident that took place around 7:30 Wednesday morning.

A WHIZ-TV crew is on its way to the scene. We'll bring you more as it...

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