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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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