Fatal mining accident

Fatal mining accident claims a man's life.

David Brummitte, 34, Pound, VA was killed on Monday morning, March 16 at Deep Mine 41 near McClure, VA.

Brummitte worked for Paramont Coal Company for two year. He was a certified workplace examiner, and preliminary information suggests he was conducting a pre-shift exam when he was struck by rock sloughing off the mine wall.

He was found around 5:10am Monday and treated at the scene — then transported to Dickenson Community Hospital in Clintwood, VA, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 7:45am.

Paramont Coal Company representatives and state and federal investigators are securing the area to complete the accident investigation


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