Collision At Ohio Coal Mine Injures Five

Sep 19, 2012

Authorities say five people were hurt when two rail cars that transport miners collided in a southeast Ohio mine.

Perry County dispatcher Jeff Wilson says five miners were taken to the hospital after this morning's accident. It happened at a Buckingham Coal mine in Corning, about 55 miles southeast of Columbus in the area of Wayne National Forest. It's unclear what caused the crash or how serious the injuries were. The sheriff's office says two of the injured people were flown to hospitals. A spokesperson for Wayne National Forest confirmed Buckingham Coal does underground mining of privately held minerals beneath the forest but he couldn't confirm whether the crash happened under forest property.