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    Unhappy Kentucky Miner Killed during roof failure!

    Miner Killed In Accident
    Jan 11, 2006,
    Miner Killed In Accident
    Governor Fletcher Releases Statement on Mining Death


    A rock fall leads to the death of a miner in Pike County.

    It happened about nine hundred feet inside the Maverick Mining Company's mine in Pikeville.

    Cornelius Yates of Shelbiana was killed.

    Mining officials say the 44 year old worked in the mines for 15 years and was a roof bolter.

    Tuesday night he died while just doing his job.

    Officials estimate the rock that fell on Yates was at least 20 feet wide and ten feet long.

    Mining officials say three other workers were in the mine at the same time, but they were not injured.

    At this time they don't know what caused the accident.

    Mining officials say they are continuing to try and make the mines safer.

    This was Kentucky's first mining fatality of 2006.

    Governor Fletcher said that he was saddened to learn about the mining accident.

    The governor said,"Our goal is to bring about change, so that every miner returns home at the end of a shift. Toward that end, we have added additional mine safety inspectors and intensified our training efforts. We have increased the numbers of inspections and closure orders in the past two years. We will continue to explore every avenue to improve miner safety in Kentucky."

    My question is for any firefighter who has or could response to a mining accident that may have miner trappment in the mine.What role does your department play in that type of rescue.Does the mine company request your assitance.Do you train with mine rescue teams or is it up to the mine company personel to rescue there own.Do they use the ICS.
    Last edited by coldfront; 01-11-2006 at 03:38 PM.
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    Unhappy Partial list of larger Eastern KY mining disasters!

    Eastern Kentucky Mining Disasters
    Jan 10, 2006, 11:42 PM EST


    Many of the big eastern Kentucky mining disasters since 1970 have happened in the winter months.

    December 30th, 1970: 38 people died after an explosion at the number 15 and 16 mines at Finley Coal Company in Leslie County.

    March of 1976: 26 died at the Scotia Mine in Letcher County.

    December 7th, 1981: 8 people were killed in Knott County after an explosion at the Adkins Coal Company Number 11 mine.

    January 20th, 1982: 7 people died in Floyd County after an explosion at the RFH Coal Company Number 1 mine.
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    Default Not knocking the post but

    This was Kentucky's first mining fatality of 2006.


    As if it were near the end of the year or something. Its only dated January 11!
    Just another one of the 99%ers looking up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PFDTruck18
    This was Kentucky's first mining fatality of 2006.


    As if it were near the end of the year or something. Its only dated January 11!
    Sorry not knocking your post, if I was over your head forgive me..Just posting a little general information about the on going hazards of mining.
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    Thumbs up responding to mine accdents

    Im a coal miner and a volunteer fire fighter in western ky my mines has its own rescue crew the fire dpts are on stand by in case we need them we have our own fire birgade and rescue crew I work at Ken American Resources in central city kentucky
    Last edited by msjarvis; 02-11-2006 at 05:08 PM.

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