West Virginia Lost a Coal Miner Today

According to multiple reports, after a mining accident this morning, a coal miner has passed away in Kanawha County.

The miner was 20-year old Taylor Meldin Halstead.


Governor Jim Justice confirmed the news earlier today, and offered his condolences on behalf of himself and his wife, Cathy.

”Cathy and I are deeply saddened to learn that we lost one of our incredible West Virginia coal miners today. This is especially devastating news so close to the Thanksgiving holiday…”

The Voice of Motown offers our condolences to the family and friends of Halstead.

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Clark Johnson
Clark Johnson is a Football Columnist for The Voice of West Virginia. He is a student at Concord University and is majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. He became a Mountaineer fan at 9-years old and has not missed a WVU football game since 2008. He is honored to bring new perspective and fresh content to the best fanbase in the nation!