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One Killed In Union County Mining Accident

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

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.