Five miners were hurt when two rail cars that transported workers collided in a southeast Ohio coal mine on Wednesday morning.
It happened at Buckingham Coal Mine #7 in Corning just after 7:15 a.m.
Investigators believe that one car going down the mine shaft collided with another coming up.
“Right now there is two crews with at least 5 people on each ride, so right now, we just know that we need more than one squad,” said a caller from the mine to 911 dispatchers.
According to a company spokesman, John Reich from Woodfield and Brian Post from Corning were taken to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus by medical helicopter.
Brian McGlaughlin and Jeremy Hasman of Glouster, and Todd Sinift of Corning were also injured and taken to a local hospital.
It did not appear that any of the injuries were life threatening.
The crash remains under investigation.
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