The Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing is investigating a mining fatality in Harlan County, the second in the state in 2011, according to Dick Brown, a spokesman for the state Energy and Environment Cabinet.
The accident occurred at the Manalapan P1 mine at Pathfork, about 11:50 a.m. Wednesday.
The miner's name has not been released, Brown said.
Preliminary reports indicate that the miner was killed in a roof fall. The mine has been closed, pending the investigation, Brown said.
On March 25, Robert L. Cook of Inez was killed when he was pinned between a continuous-miner boom and a mine wall.