Two hurt in Brookwood mine accident

BROOKWOOD, AL (WBRC) - Two men were hurt in an overnight mining accident in Tuscaloosa County.

The incident happened at Jim Walter Mine #4 in Brookwood. Daryl Dewberry, spokesman for the United Mine Workers, says two miners were drilling a ventilation shaft when a large rock dislodged and fell into the shaft.

One of the miners suffered a broken arm, while the other was in intensive care at UAB Hospital with more serious injuries.

Dewberry said the mine was not closed as a result of the incident.

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