Friends and family say goodbye to fallen miner

Friends and family began saying goodbye to a man killed in a mining accident.

Richard Coots, Junior died Friday at the Owlco Energy Mine in the Partridge community of Letcher County.

Officials say he was repairing a broken conveyor chain, when the bridge fell and pinned him.

His visitation will be at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Home in Harlan.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, also at the funeral home.


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