Employee dies in Arizona mine accident

KAYENTA – Authorities are investigating the death of a Kayenta Mine employee in an accident.

Mine officials say Roy Black was driving a service vehicle that collided with a piece of road maintenance equipment Friday afternoon.

A spokeswoman for Peabody Energy couldn’t immediately provide an age or hometown for Black or say how long he had worked at the northern Arizona mine.

Coal from the Kayenta Mine comes from the Navajo and Hopi reservations and supplies the Navajo Generating Station near Page.

Peabody Energy officials said Monday that the mine was immediately shut down after the fatal accident, but has since resumed operations.

They say the incident is being investigated by mine officials and the federal Mine Health and Safety Administration.



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