Mine issued violation notices in bulldozer driver’s death

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A mine in West Virginia has been issued three violation notices over the death of a man in a bulldozer that plunged 100 feet (30 meters) when the ground underneath gave way.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the state’s Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety reviewed the death of 34-year-old Thurman Watts at a meeting Wednesday in Beckley. The state said Watts drove the bulldozer too close to a precipice on Dec. 29.

The state Office of Miners’ Health, Safety...

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