1 dead, 2 hurt in Harlan Co. mining accident

5:19 PM, Aug 6, 2013   |    comments
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One person is dead and two others are hurt after a mining accident Tuesday in Harlan County. It happened around noon at Huff Creek Mine on Black Mountain.

State officials say a preliminary report shows the side of a coal pillar burst as the continuous miner machine was operating. That trapped the miners.

Fifty-six-year-old Lenny Gilliam of Appalachia, Virginia was killed.

The mine is operated by Lone Mountain Processing, a subsidiary of Arch Coal.

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