A mine foreman died early Saturday while fixing a canopy in a Harlan County mine.
James A. Bailey, 32, of Loyall was pinned by the protective covering that he was installing on a mine shuttle car, according to the state Energy and Environment Cabinet.
The accident occurred about 1:30 a.m. at the Timber Tree Mine near Blair. The mine is owned by Parton Brothers Mining.
Investigators from the Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing were at the mine.
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It was the year's first mining fatality in Kentucky.