Worker dies in accident at Kentucky mine site

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — State officials say a crane accident at a mining site in southeastern Kentucky has fatally wounded a worker. Energy and Environment Cabinet spokeswoman Ricki Gardenhire says 37-year-old Leslie D. Trent of Hazard was struck by a crane arm at around 6 p.m. EST Monday. Trent was working for New York-based Frontier-Kemper Constructors at a site owned by Perry County Coal Corp. Gardenhire says Trent and another worker were changing equipment on a crane when the arm fell several feet and landed on them. Trent was flown to the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville, where he later died. The other worker suffered a severe cut on the head and was taken to University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. His condition was not known Tuesday afternoon.


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