The Division of Mine Safety has released the name of the miner killed in Wednesday morning's accident at the Alliance Sebree Mine.
According to The Journal-Enterprise in Providence, Rickey Thorpe, 29, of Dawson Springs, and another employee were
performing maintenance work on a continuous miner when the equipment
fell, killing Thorpe.
“He was a mine mechanic working on a continuous miner,” said Dick Brown
with the Division of Mine Safety in Frankfort. “Apparently the machinery
fell and crushed him.”