Thursday, January 10, 2008

Nation's First Mining Death in 2008 in Kentucky

A coal truck driver was killed Tuesday when his truck backed over a dumping point and kept going down a slope, authorities said.

Roy D. Sturgill, 29, of Isom died around 12:45 a.m. after the accident at Blue Ridge surface mine in eastern Kentucky's Letcher County.

The mine is operated by the Cumberland River Coal Company, a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Arch Coal. Sturgill was employed by Bates Contracting in Whitesburg.

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