Mine Accident Kills One

One person is dead after an accident at a coal mine Monday afternoon.

State officials say it happened at the Cam LLC Mine Number One in Pike County.

Officials say it was a fly rock incident, but wouldn't elaborate.

The victims name hasn't been released.


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  • by beth Location: pike county on Jul 17, 2007 at 02:54 PM
    my heart goes out to his family, this is a very unfortunate tragedy.all miners have my upmost respect for the job they do for their families everyday.
  • by Nick Location: Harlan County on Jul 17, 2007 at 08:51 AM
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. A lot of people don't realize that coal mining is one of the most dangerous jobs on this planet and I have the utmost respect for all miners and their families. My father worked in the mines for 30 years and thankfully he was never involved in a lost time accident. I still think that the state and federal government can do more to make the coal mines a safer place to work! Support our miners and please be in support of new legislation that will make our country's mines a safer place to work. Again, God Bless the family affected by this tragedy!
  • by ronnie bradley Location: david on Jul 17, 2007 at 08:37 AM
    his name was bobby he was a dear friend and he'll be missed by many!!bobby was a diesel mechanic for 15 years!
  • by D Location: Virgie Ky on Jul 17, 2007 at 07:08 AM
    Where in Pike County? Please update this story. We all know or have family in the mines. My heart goes out to the family,
  • by Drew Location: David, KY on Jul 16, 2007 at 11:38 PM
    The name of victim of the tragic accident is Bobby Messer, he has worked in the mining profession for more than 20 years. Bobby was currently living life happily with his second wife Kristy whom is school teacher at Prestonsburg Elementary. Bobby was an excellent person and enjoyed working on vehicles in his spare time. He had restored a 1967 Red Mustang Convertible over the years which was his pride and joy and was recently seen taking a drive this past weekend. His mother (Jackie) whom has been taking care of his two boys in their home in David that he purchased with is first wife has serious medical problems and her son has always supported her both emotionally and financially. Just tonight, when she was notified by PHONE that her son had been accidently killed she passed out and had to be transported by EMS to Highlands Regional Medical Center. After his divorce from his children's birth mother he gained custody. Both boys did not want to leave the home hey were raised in when he remarried so he maintainted two separate homes but managed to spend time with his sons and mother almost on a daily basis. Bobby was a church member and had been going faithfully each week and taking his mother to worship in nearby Knott County. It would nice to see a story honoring this person's short life. There is not a time that he would not go out of his way to help others, whether it was assisting with vehicle repairs or any other work that he could perform. This family needs the support of their community and prayers.
  • by Kristy Location: Pike County on Jul 16, 2007 at 09:56 PM
    Does anyone know who it is? I have family that works for CAM mining. I am worried. Please post any information. I feel sorry for the family that has lost a loved one.

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