Deadly Breathitt County mining accident under investigation
BREATHITT CO., Ky. (WKYT) - One person is dead following a mining accident in eastern Kentucky.
It happened Thursday afternoon at a surface mine in the Saldee community of Breathitt County
State police say 41-year-old Dale Cassel, Jr., of West Virginia, was operating a piece of equipment when he lost control and went over an embankment.
Cassel was thrown from the vehicle.
The county coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.
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