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Coroner On Scene Of Mining Accident In Bell County

Posted at 3:20 PM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 05:28:06-05

BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WRIL)– The Bell County Coroner confirms that one person was killed in a mining accident.

WRIL is reporting the incident happened Monday at Nally and Hamilton mine off Hwy 2012 in the Balkan area.

The coroner identifies him as 56-year-old Jeffrey Norman Sloan, of Clinton, Tennessee, an engineer. The coroner says Slone was performing a spad job in the mine when he was involved in an accident with a shuttle car.

On with Deputy Coroner Jason Steele about the mining death in Balkan today.

Posted by Brian O'Brien on Monday, January 14, 2019

The Mine Safety and Health Administration is handling the investigation. A spokesperson told WRIL that there will be a delay in some information getting out due to the government shutdown.

“My deepest sympathies go out to the Sloan family,” Kentucky Energy and Environment Secretary Charles G. Snavely said. “We will learn more about how this accident happened and what can be done to prevent another such loss of life.”