By JULIA ROBERTS GOAD
The Daily News has confirmed that there has been a fatality at the McCoy Elkhorn Mine #23 at Harmon’s Branch in Pike County.
The Division of Mining said Farley Sargent, 33, of Jamboree, Ky., was killed at 11:40 a.m. Monday. Farley was laying trach and was crushed by a rib in the mine.
A rib roll is when a portion of the coal pillar wall falls into the corridor.
This marks the second mining fatality in Kentucky this year. In March, a miner was killed while attempting to repair a canopy when it collapsed.
More details will be published as they become available.