Ky. miner killed underground in Harlan County

PATHFORK, Ky. (AP) — State officials say a miner has died in an underground mine in Harlan County.

The miner was working at the Manalapan Mining Co.’s P-1 mine in Pathfork around 11:50 a.m. EDT Wednesday. A statement from the state’s Energy and Environment Cabinet says preliminary reports show the miner was killed in a roof fall. Officials have not released the miner’s name.

The mine has been closed, and officials from the Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing are investigating the incident.

It was the second fatality at a mine in Kentucky this year. Robert L. Cook of Inez died in March when he was pinned between a continuous miner boom and a mine wall at a mine in Martin County.

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