Rail cars collide in Ohio coal mine, injuring 5
CORNING, Ohio (AP) — Two rail cars that transport miners collided in a southeast Ohio coal mine, sending five men to the hospital.
It's unclear how seriously the miners were injured or what caused the collision at Buckingham Coal mine in Corning, about 55 miles southeast of Columbus in the area of Wayne National Forest.
Perry County Deputy Adam Newlon says that two of the men, John Reich of Woodsfield and Brian Post of Corning, were flown by medical helicopter to a hospital in Columbus.
He says two others, Brian McLaughlin of Glouster and Todd Sinift of Corning, were taken to a hospital in Athens and that the fifth miner, Jeremy Hasman of Glouster, was taken to a hospital in Zanesville.
James Riffle, the mine's general superintendent, says the collision will be investigated.
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