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UPDATE (9:15 AM) BOONE (WVVA) - Officials have released the names of two miners killed in a mining accident at the Brody No. 1 Mine in Boone County.


Eric D. Legg, 48, of Twilight and Gary P. Hensley, 46, of Chapmanville died in the accident at the Patriot Coal mine, which occurred around 8:47 p.m. Monday.



No other injuries have been reported.

Investigators with the 

The West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training are on scene. Preliminary findings indicated the roof fall was caused by a coal outburst.



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UPDATE: (8:15 AM)
BOONE, WV (WVVA) - Sources tell WVVA two people have died in a roof fall at Brody Mine. 

The family is identifying one miner as Eric Legg. However, this death has not been confirmed by state or federal officials. 

WVVA has not been able to confirm the second victims name. 

Rescue teams were called to the Wharton location of Brody Mine around 10:30 Monday night. Crews have since cleared the scene. 

 WVVA is still waiting for a response from the West Virginia State Department of Miners’ Health and Safety and Boone County Emergency officials on exactly what happened. 

We will continue to bring you the latest on this accident as those details become available. 



UPDATE: BOONE, WV (WVVA) - Family members are telling media outlets at least one person has died at the Brody Mine. 

The family is identifying one miner as Eric Legg. However, this death has not been confirmed by state or federal officials. 

Rescue teams were called to the Wharton location of Brody Mine around 10:30 Monday night.

 WVVA is still waiting for a response from the West Virginia State Department of Miners’ Health and Safety and Boone County Emergency officials on exactly what happened. 

We will continue to bring you the latest on this accident as those details become available. 


ORIGINAL STORY
 BOONE
, WV
(WVVA) – Dispatchers have confirmed that mine rescue teams are on the scene at the Wharton location of Brody Mine.

Very little details are being released at this time.

We are told emergency crews responded to around 10:30 Monday night.

WVVA is waiting for a response from the West Virginia State Department of Miners’ Health and Safety and Boone County Emergency officials.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available. 
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