Worker injured, flown from Frostburg mining site

Jan. 17—FROSTBURG — A worker at the Heritage Coal and Natural Resources Mine on Cabin Run Road near Frostburg suffered a leg injury Monday and was flown to UPMC Western Maryland, according to the Allegany County Department of Emergency Services.

Maryland State Police Trooper 5 helicopter flew the injured worker to the hospital after first responders were dispatched to the site just after 8 a.m. by the Allegany County 911 emergency center.

The victim reportedly was struck by a piece of machinery. Shaft and Frostburg volunteer fire departments handled the incident and established a landing zone at the Shaft fire station.