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Deadly Breathitt County mining accident under investigation

One person is dead following a mining accident in eastern Kentucky.
One person is dead following a mining accident in eastern Kentucky.(Gray News)
Published: Jul. 13, 2020 at 4:23 PM EDT
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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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