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Worker dies of heat-related illness

By Staff reports

LOGAN, W.Va. -- A state reclamation contract worker died earlier this week from a heat-related illness while cleaning up an abandoned coal-mine site just outside Logan, state and federal officials said.

Albert Caleb Kiser, 25, of Mount Nebo, died after he collapsed shortly before 5:30 p.m. Thursday while cutting down a tree off Hickory Lane, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Kiser worked for Eastern Arrow Corp., which was reclaiming the Sugar Branch Burning Refuse Pile for the state Department of Environmental Protection's abandoned mine lands program, said DEP spokesman Tom Aluise.


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