Bodies Recovered of Two Blasters Killed in Ohio County Surface Mine Accident

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 […]

Men Trapped in Ohio County Mine Accident Identified

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. […]

UPDATE: Bodies Of Two Miners Found In W. Ky. Mine

By Chad Lampe, Kentucky Public Radio A search crew has found the bodies of two miners after a ceiling collapse in a West Kentucky coal mine. State officials report miners Michael Carter and Justin Travis were the only ones unable to escape the falling rock and coal Wednesday night. Search and rescue teams began efforts […]