Victim of bulldozer accident remains hospitalized

Gillette, WY – A coal mine worker who was seriously injured when a bulldozer rolled over remains hospitalized with head injuries.

Forty-four-year-old Clair ``Brian'' Christy was injured in the Christmas Eve accident at the Black Thunder Coal Mine near Wright.

The aboveground surface mine was temporarily shut down after the accident but reopened on Christmas Day.

Arch Coal spokesman Greg Schaefer says the bulldozer rolled over on a steep embankment.

Schaefer says a LifeFlight helicopter couldn't land because of weather conditions, so Christy remained in a Wyoming hospital until he could be airlifted to Rapid City Regional Hospital on Christmas Day. He's listed in critical condition.

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident.