An Ohio man is dead after an accident at a West Virginia coal mine

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a coal miner has died in an accident at a northern West Virginia underground mine.

The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training says 38-year-old William A. Richards of Cadiz, Ohio, was killed in the accident Wednesday at the Tunnel Ridge Mine in Triadelphia.

Tunnel Ridge general manager Eric Anderson tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register that the accident involved two pieces of rail-mounted mobile equipment.

It marks the third fatal coal mining accident in West Virginia this year and the seventh nationwide.

Tunnel Ridge is owned by Alliance Resource Partners of Tulsa, Oklahoma.