Consol workers injured, one unaccounted for in W.Va.

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LUMBERPORT, W.Va. — Consol Energy says one of its workers is unaccounted for and two others were injured when an embankment collapsed, sending a bulldozer and two pickups into a coal slurry pond in north-central West Virginia.


Spokeswoman Lynn Seay says it happened Friday afternoon at the Robinson Run Preparation Plant in Harrison County, but what caused the collapse is unclear.


One employee was transported to a local hospital and was reported alert and stable. Seay said a second employee was airlifted to another hospital, and his condition wasn’t immediately known.


State investigators were headed to the scene, but the Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training said it had no further details.


Seay said Pennsylvania-based Consol will work closely with state and federal investigators, and release more details as it can.


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