Friday, September 19, 2008

Developing: Miner Killed in Perry County Mine

Tragedy struck a Perry County mine early this morning. From a news release issued by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet:

"A miner was killed today in an accident near the Ary community in Perry County. Harold Lee Graham, 55, of Campton, was operating a bulldozer at the ICG Hazard mine when the accident occurred. Initial reports indicate he was moving debris over a 180-foot tall highwall when the dozer traveled over the wall. The accident occurred at 1:15 a.m.

"Officials with the Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing (OMSL) are investigating the accident. Following routine procedure, the mine will remain closed pending completion of the on-site investigation, said Johnny Greene, OMSL executive director. It is the fourth fatal mine accident reported in Kentucky in 2008."

PRAY for the family of Harold Lee Graham.

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