Miner Joseph Partin was killed in march when a rock fell on him at a mine in Whitley County. The machine at left is an auger, which drills into the highwall to pull out coal. Partin had been working on the machine before he was killed.
Miner Joseph Partin was killed in march when a rock fell on him at a mine in Whitley County. The machine at left is an auger, which drills into the highwall to pull out coal. Partin had been working on the machine before he was killed. Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com
Miner Joseph Partin was killed in march when a rock fell on him at a mine in Whitley County. The machine at left is an auger, which drills into the highwall to pull out coal. Partin had been working on the machine before he was killed. Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com

Huge rock crushed miner because rules were ignored, MSHA says

October 16, 2017 08:39 AM

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