Man dies in mining accident in Fayette County

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FAYETTTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - Officials say a man has died in a mine accident in West Virginia.

A statement from the state Office of Miners' Heath, Safety and Training says Thurman Watts, 34, of Harts, died Friday morning at a mine operated by Revelation Energy LLC in Fayette County.

The statement said Watts died when the bulldozer he was operating went over a high wall.

Officials are investigating.

Gov. Jim Justice and Sen. Joe Manchin put out statements saying the death was heartbreaking and asking for prayers for Watts' family.

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