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.