Cadiz man dies at Tunnel Ridge

WHEELING — A Cadiz resident was killed Wednesday in an accident at the Tunnel Ridge Mine in Ohio County, according to the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health Safety & Training.

William A. Richards, 38, of Cadiz was killed when, according to Tunnel Ridge general manager Eric Anderson, he was fatally injured in an accident involving two pieces of rail-mounted mobile equipment located underground. The accident occurred around 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Co-workers brought Richards to the surface, where he was declared dead at approximately 12:07 p.m.

Anderson said appropriate state and federal agencies were notified of the accident and investigations by those agencies and Tunnel Ridge continue.


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