Fast Facts: Mine Explosion

Facts about the mine explosion in Kentucky:


— Holmes Mill, Ky.


— Three of the five coal miners killed in an explosion died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

— Two miners died from multiple blunt force trauma and heat injuries.

— According to Harlan County coroner.


— Kentucky lawmakers passed a measure requiring mines to store breathing devices underground, and to set up lifelines to help miners find their way out.

— That law doesn't take effect until July.


— Saturday's explosion was the deadliest mining accident in the state since 1989, when 10 miners died in a western Kentucky mine blast.


— Death toll from coal mining accidents is now 31 this year, with 10 of them in Kentucky.