The miner killed in an accident in Harlan County has been identified as David A. Partin, 49, of Pineville, authorities said Thursday.
He was working as a continuous-haulage belt person at the Manalapan P1 mine at Pathfork when the accident occurred about 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, according to the state Energy and Environment Cabinet.
Preliminary reports indicated Wednesday that Partin was killed in a roof fall, said Dick Brown, a cabinet spokesman.
The mine was closed for an investigation by the Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing.
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Partin was the second miner in the state to be killed in 2011. On March 25, Robert L. Cook of Inez was killed when he was pinned between a continuous-miner boom and a mine wall.