Death Investigation

Jun 25, 2012 4:25 PM

State Officials Investigating Mine Fatality

The Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing is investigating the death of a miner in Pike County.

An accident occurred at approximately 11:40 a.m. Monday at the McCoy Elkhorn Coal Corp. Mine No. 23. Preliminary reports indicate 33-year-old Farley Sargent was laying track when a rib roll occurred. A rib roll is when a portion of the coal pillar wall falls into the corridor.

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