Mine death investigated

The US Mine Safety and Health Administration has confirmed that a miner died Tuesday at Arch Coal Inc.’s Beckley Pocahontas Mine in Raleigh County. The MSHA says 43-year old Gregory A Byers of Beckley was hurt when he was struck by a battery-powered scoop and pinned. He was taken to a hospital via amubulance where he died late Tuesday. An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident has begun.