PITTSBURGH An employee of
Independence Coal Co., a subsidiary of Alpha Natural Resources
Inc., has died after a fall at a coal preparation plant.
Clyde Dolin, 57, was a mechanic
at Independence Coals Liberty preparation plant in Boone
County, W.Va., Alpha Natural Resources said. He was an
experienced worker with 39 years service in the coal
"All of us are saddened by the
loss of our friend and co-worker," said Eric Salyer, president
of Independence Coal. "He was a bit of an institution here, as
he had long service at the plant under its various owners."
Bristol, Va.-based Alpha acquired the Independence Mine and
its assets when it absorbed Massey Energy Co. in 2011.