A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, last year was the second deadliest since 2002 for U.S. coal miners.
Thirty-two miners died on the job in 2007. That was down from 47 miners killed on the job in 2006, matching the total who died in 1995.
Most of the fatal accidents in 2007 involved one or two miners, however, six died after a cave-in at Utah's Crandall Canyon mine.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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