Mining fatality reported in Harlan Co.

We have a report of a mine fatality at the Huff Creek Mine in Clover Fork.

Harlan County Deputy Coroner Jim Rich is at the scene.

According to a statement from Amy Louviere, with MSHA, “A fatal accident occurred at the Arch Coal Inc, Lone Mountain Processing Inc. Huff Creek No 1 mine. This mine is located in Harlan County, Kentucky and is inspected out of the Harlan Field Office. A worker was fatally injured by a rib roll. MSHA is en route to the mine.”

Calls made to the Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals have been unsuccessful.

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