One Killed In Union County Mining Accident

Kentucky has recorded its sixth mining fatality of 2010, this one involving a western Kentucky coal miner.

State officials say 39 year old James Jeffrey Falk died Wednesday morning after he was apparently struck by a shuttle car at the River View Coal mine in Union County.

The mine has been closed pending an investigation by the Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licencing.

A release from the agency says the River View mine has about 437 employees.