Mining Death Reported in Eastern Kentucky

Apr 26, 2012

A worker has died after falling in an Eastern Kentucky mine Wednesday morning. Federal mine officials say the worker fell from a catwalk in the McCoy Elkhorn mine. The mine is located near the Mousie community in Knott County.

WYMT T-V reports that workers were removing a belt line when the worker fell about 15 feet. Officials told the station that the worker suffered a head injury and died on the way to the hospital. The worker who died in the accident has not been identified at this time.