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The bodies of two men killed in an accident on an Ohio County surface mine have been recovered. Rescue teams reached the bodies of 47-year-old Darrel Winstead of Madisonville and 23-year-old Samuel Lindsey of Mortons Gap around 1:15pm EDT.

The men were blasters who worked for Mine Equipment and Mill Supply Company out of Dawson Spring, Kentucky. They were killed when a highwall collapsed at the Equality surface mine near Centertown, which is owned by Armstrong Coal.

The Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing will conduct preliminary interviews today, and will follow with formal interviews over the weekend. The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration will also conduct an investigation. The mine will remain closed until the state’s physical investigation is complete.

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Men Trapped in Ohio County Mine Accident Identified

by Erica Peterson October 28, 2011

The Kentucky Cabinet of Energy and the Environment has released the names of two men trapped on an Ohio County surface mine. They are Darrel Winstead, a 47-year-old blaster from Madisonville, KY and 23-year-old Samuel Lindsey, a blaster helper from Mortons Gap. A cabinet spokeswoman said the two men work for a company called Memsco. […]

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Two Men Trapped at Ohio County Surface Mine

by Erica Peterson October 28, 2011

Two men are trapped in their vehicle on an Ohio County surface coal mine site. The accident happened early this morning when a mine highwall caved in, burying the one-ton flatbed truck in rubble and trapping the men inside. Ohio County Sheriff David Thompson is leading the rescue operation from the scene. “Basically we’re having […]

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