UPDATE: One Dead in Harlan County Mining Accident; Name Released

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 8/6/13 @ 4:45 p.m.
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say a coal miner has been killed and two more injured in an underground eastern Kentucky mine.

The Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing says the incident was reported around noon Tuesday at the mine near Holmes Mill on Black Mountain in Harlan County

The agency says the miners were working with a mining machine and became trapped when a wall apparently collapsed.

The collapse killed 56-year-old Lenny D. Gilliam of Appalachia, Va.

The injured workers were taken to a hospital, but their conditions were not known.

The mine is operated by Lone Mountain Processing, a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Arch Coal.

It was the second mining-related fatality in Kentucky this year.

UPDATE 8/6/13 @ 4:25 p.m.
HOLMES MILL, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A miner has been reportedly killed in a mining accident in Eastern Kentucky.

Our sister station, WYMT, says the accident happened around noon on Tuesday at the Lone Mountain Processing mine on Black Mountain. That's near Holmes Mill in Harlan County.

Officials with the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing say one miner was killed, two others were injured.

Preliminary reports indicate a continuous miner machine was being used on a coal pillar. The pillar burst, trapping the miners.

The miners' names have not been released.

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ORIGINAL STORY 8/6/13 @ 4:07 p.m.
HOLMES MILL, Ky. (WSAZ) – Mining officials in Kentucky tell our sister station WYMT, they are on the scene of a mining accident in Harlan County.

It happened about noon on Tuesday at the Lone Mountain Processing mine near Holmes Mill.

Three people were reportedly injured and were taken to the hospital.

No other details have been released at this time.

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