Men Trapped in Ohio County Mine Accident Worked for Company With Previous Violations

The two men trapped under rubble at an Ohio County surface mine have been identified as blasters at a company called MEMSCO, which also does business as the Mine Equipment and Mill Supply Company. MEMSCO has an office in Dawson Spring, Kentucky, but is owned by Midland Powder Company in Evansville, Indiana. According to federal […]

Two Men Trapped at Ohio County Surface Mine

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 […]

UPDATE: Rescue Underway At Western Kentucky Mine

A rescue effort continued this morning at a western Kentucky underground mine where two miners are trapped following a ceiling collapse. The accident occurred late Wednesday or early Thursday at the Dotiki mine near Providence. A United Mine Workers Union representative tells the Associated Press that the western Kentucky mine is a large operation that employs more […]