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Mine cited for conditions that contributed to worker's death

Coal miner
Posted at 3:29 PM, May 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-17 15:29:05-04

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A published report says the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has cited the owners of an eastern Kentucky surface mine where a worker was killed by a falling tree. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the agency cited Nally & Hamilton Enterprises for not following its plan to remove trees on top of the mine's highwall and for failing to identify and correct the hazardous situation. A tree fell from the high wall above the roadway at the Bell County mine in January and struck a vehicle with two workers as it passed.