Accident

Jan 26, 2013 8:30 PM

One Dead After Coal Mining Accident In Leslie County

One man was killed in a mining accident in Leslie County.

It happened at the Begley number 1 mine site at Short Creek.

53-year-old Jerry Watts was killed Saturday morning when he was hit in the head by a piece of equipment he was working on.

Watts was doing welding work on a bulldozer when a jack slipped causing the fatal injury.

State mining officials will interview witnesses on Monday.

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