Investigators: lack of oxygen was miner's cause of death - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Investigators: lack of oxygen was miner's cause of death

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Investigators say a lack of oxygen is what took the life of a miner in Tuscaloosa County miner.
     
Several other workers were overcome during a rescue attempt. They were taken to the hospital.

A Jim Walter spokesperson says the employees were in a non-production area of the mine when they missed a scheduled check-in point. When the miners were located, one was responsive and the other unresponsive.

The company's president promises a full investigation into the incident.

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