Bulldozer Accident

One man is in the hospital after officials say a bulldozer he was driving fell off an embankment on a mine site.

It happened Friday morning in Pike County at the Marion's Branch CAM Mine.

Pikeville firefighters and Island Creek rescue workers say the dozer with the man inside went over 500 feet down the hill.

Crews were able to reach him and used ropes to carry him up the embankment.

His name was not released.

Officials say he suffered minor injuries.

State officials are investigating the incident.

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