Ohio County

Expressing sympathy to the families, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., issued a statement regarding the mining accident in Ohio County that resulted in the death of two workers.

“I would like to offer my condolences to the families of the two miners who were killed this morning in Western Kentucky. I appreciate the dedication of Kentucky’s coal community, and here in the U.S. Senate, I will continue to work hard on their behalf,” he says.

The accident killed 47-year-old Darrel Winstead of Madisonville and 23-year-old Samuel Lindsey of Mortons Gap, who were trapped early this morning when a mine highwall caved in.

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

by Erica Peterson October 28, 2011

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 […]

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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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