- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - State officials say an eastern Kentucky coal miner has died in an accident at a Harlan County mine.

A statement from the Energy and Environment Cabinet says 48-year-old Mark Frazier of Line Fork died Friday after being hit by falling material at Huff Creek No. 1 mine in Holmes Mill. The release says Frazier, who had 14 years of experience, was performing maintenance work at the site, which was not in production.

The mine is operated by Lone Mountain Processing Inc., which is a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Arch Coal Inc.

State mine safety officials were dispatched to the scene to investigate.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide