Ky. miner killed underground in Harlan County identified

Harlan County Deputy Coroner Jim Rich says the miner that died in an underground mine in Harlan County has been identified as 46 year old David Partin of Pineville.

Officials tell Mountain News that his death was caused by a roof collapse.

The accident happened just before noon this morning at Manalapan Mining Company's P-1 mine in the Pathfork community.

The mine was closed after the accident.

Officials from the Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing are investigating.

This is the second mining fatality this year in Kentucky.

Robert L. Cook of Inez died in March when he was pinned between a continuous miner boom and a mine wall in a Martin County mine.

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