EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMiner Killed, Two Injured At Eastern Kentucky Mine
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Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 6, 2013 4:45 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 6, 2013 4:51 PM EDT
Harlan, Harlan County , Kentucky
Kentucky officials said a coal miner has been killed and two more injured in an underground eastern Kentucky mine.
The miners were working with a mining machine and became trapped when a wall apparently collapsed.
The collapse killed Lenny D. Gilliam, 56, of Appalachia, Va.
The Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing says the incident was reported about noon Tuesday at the mine near Holmes Mill on Black Mountain in Harlan County. 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.
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