Robert E Murray American mining engineer and businessman who founded and was the chief executive officer of Murray Energy, a mining corporation based in St. Clairsville, Ohio, until it filed for bankruptcy has passed away. Bob Murray one of President Trumps greatest supporters died in the early hours of today (October 25, 2020), at the age of 81. His cause of death his not yet known as at the time of filing this report.
He kickstarted his mining career at the North American Coal Corporation (NACC) and served in a variety of capacities at NACC, winning election to vice president of operations in 1969.
Murray claims to have lied about his age so he could work in a coal mine at the age of 16 and provide for his family.
He alleges he experienced multiple mining accidents including a head injury involving a large beam. Murray says he has one scar running from his head down his back from a separate accident and at one time was trapped in a dark mine for 12 hours before being rescued.