A coal miner died Monday in an accident in Letcher County, state officials said in a news release.
The death occurred at the Hubble Mining Co. No. 9 underground mine at Eolia, the news release said.
State officials have not released the miner's name.
The initial investigation indicates that the miner died when he was struck by a piece of equipment, state officials said.
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It is the state's seventh coal-mining death of 2011.