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Fuel Truck Driver Dies on Mine Site in West Virginia

BRISTOL, Va., March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- An employee of Rogers Petroleum, a fuel service contractor for Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) affiliate Republic Energy, Inc., has died on a coal mine haul road on the Republic Energy surface mine in Raleigh County, West Virginia.

The driver was hauling a load of diesel fuel when the truck overturned in a single vehicle accident.  There does not appear to have been an eyewitness to the accident.  It is unknown at this time whether the death is mining related or due to natural causes. 

Republic Energy President James Wood said, "Republic Energy has had a relationship with Rogers Petroleum for a number of years, and we all share in their loss."

Republic Energy is working with state and federal agencies to complete the investigation into the circumstances of today's accident.

About Alpha Natural Resources

Alpha Natural Resources is one of the largest and most regionally diversified coal suppliers in the United States. With affiliate mining operations in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Wyoming, Alpha supplies metallurgical coal to the steel industry and thermal coal to generate power to customers on five continents.  Consistent with its Running Right process, Alpha is committed to being a leader in mine safety and an environmental steward in the communities where its affiliates operate. For more information, visit Alpha's website (www.alphanr.com).  

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fuel-truck-driver-dies-on-mine-site-in-west-virginia-300051716.html

SOURCE Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.

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