PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Part of the roof collapsed Tuesday at a coal mine in eastern Kentucky, killing one miner, a state official said.
Wolfe said Tuesday night the miner who was killed was the only person harmed. No name was immediately released.
Suzy Bohnert, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration, said federal officials were on the scene.
Wolfe said a nine-person rescue crew was sent to the mine when the accident was reported shortly after 3 p.m. EST.
A person who answered the phone at Maverick Mining in Pikeville declined comment.
Last week, 12 miners died after an explosion in a coal mine in West Virginia.