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Miner killed in northern W.Va. accident


TUCKER COUNTY (WVVA) - West Virginia has suffered its first mining fatality of the year.

Daniel Lambka, 20, was killed in an accident last night at a mine in Tucker County.

Lambka, a Maryland resident, suffered crushing injuries around 9:10 p.m. at Mettiki Coal's Mountain View Mine, according to a news release from the Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training.

Lambka was a general laborer at the mine and had 2 and a half years of mining experience.

According to information at MSHA's website, this is the first recorded mine fatality in West Virginia for 2014 and the third nationwide. Two previous fatal accidents occurred in Kentucky and Missouri.

Further details were not released. The accident remains under investigation.

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