Name of miner killed in western Kentucky coal mine released
A coal worker died at a western Kentucky mine, company officials said Thursday.
Officials identified the man as 39-year-old Jeremy Elder.
In a statement, Warrior Coal General Manager of Operations Bill Adelman said employees found the Leder unresponsive near a battery-powered scoop inside the Cardinal Mine in Madisonville.
Elder was working when he was pinned underneath a scoop.
His fellow miners carried him back to the surface, where they were met by emergency crews. Elder was pronounced dead around 4:45 p.m.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and we ask you to join us in extending support to this miner's family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time," Adelman said.
The accident is under investigation by the Division of Mine Safety personnel, who were on site today.