Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Miner killed in Sebree today

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.”