West Virginia authorities say a 44-year-old shuttle car operator was killed late Thursday night at a mine in southern West Virginia.
The West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training says Luches Rosser of Man, West Virginia, was operating a coal shuttle car locomotive when he was killed in an accident that happened after 11 p.m. Thursday, at the Pinnacle Mining Co. mine in Wyoming County.
Inspectors from the office are investigating. The mine was idle Friday.
The United Mine Workers of America says Roberts was a member of Local Union 1713, and its representatives are at the mine participating in the investigation.