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Miner killed in accident at Tuscaloosa Co. mine

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TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

A mining representative confirms to FOX6 News that a miner died Thursday evening in an accident.

The incident happened at Jim Walter Mine #7's west portal in Brookwood, located in Tuscaloosa County. According to investigators with the Tuscaloosa County Homicide Unit, a 36-year-old male victim fell from a walkway onto equipment that was in operation. He died on the scene.

Walter Energy has identified the man as Christopher G. Brown of Pleasant Grove.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration was contacted about the incident. Mine operations have stopped until investigators determine cause of the accident.

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