1 dead, 2 injured after serious accident at Warrior Met Coal mine

Published: Aug. 30, 2023 at 3:10 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 30, 2023 at 11:34 PM CDT
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TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - One person is dead and two others are injured after an incident at Warrior Met Coal on Wednesday morning.

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and paramedics responded to a medical call at Warrior Met Coal Inc. Mine No. 4 around 7 a.m.

Medical deputies and EMS assisted in the treatment and transportation of three employees involved in a workplace accident.

Authorities say one person did not survive.

Per protocol, Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit responded to conduct an investigation into the death, and no foul play is suspected at this time.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first mining accident.

Thomas F. Wilson with the Alabama Miners Memorial Foundation says since the 2001 mine disaster that killed 13, there’s been 31 other fatalities in our state.

The sheriff’s office says no foul play is suspected, but the loss is still heavy.

“Absolutely lift up the families, the coworkers, the investigators, all that’s involved, the community,” said Wilson. “Each and every accident represents more hurt than we can even imagine.”

Authorities continue to investigate.

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