Thursday, September 24, 2015

Virginia Mining Accident

A mechanic was injured Tuesday at a surface mine in Dickenson County, Virginia.

The incident occurred at the Paramont #88 Strip, a surface mine located off Route 80 in Dickenson County. The call came into the Virginia Department of Mines Minerals and Energy around 1:45 p.m. and the mechanic had been air lifted to Bristol Regional Medical Center.

The injured mechanic has been released from the hospital. He suffered a fractured rib. 

The name of the mechanic was not released.