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Division of Mine Safety
Kentucky Serious Accidents

The following lists provide data for serious mining accidents which took place from 2006 through 2014.

2014 Serious Accidents

Date
Victim
Company/Mine Name
 
District
Type Accident
01/09/2014
Johnathan Vincent
Hopkins County Coal, LLC / Elk Creek
Madisonville
Machinery/Struck By
​02/14/2014 ​Daryl Hill ​Blue Diamond Coal Company, Mine No. 88 ​Hazard ​Fall of Roof / Rib
​06/09/2014 ​Josh R. Gunter ​New Jet, LLC. Eagle 3 Mine ​Pikeville ​Fall of Roof / Rib
​09/02/2014 ​Kenneth Fleming Kentucky Fuels Corp. Yellow Mountain Surface ​Martin ​Electrical
​11/18/2014 ​James Skidmore ​Lone Mountain Processing, Inc. ​Harlan ​Machinery

2013 Serious Accidents

Date
Victim
Company/Mine Name
 
District
Type Accident
02/20/2013
John D. Mills
Mayo Resources / Mine No. 7
Martin
Fall of Highwall
​06/20/2013 ​Steven K. Moyers ​North Fork Coal Corp. / Mine No. 6 ​Hazard ​Machinery/Struck By
​07/10/2013 ​Billy S. Moore ​Lone Mountain Processing/Darby Fork No. 1 ​Harlan ​Struck By
​08/03/2013 ​Gary A. Alvey ​Highland Mining Company / Highland #9 ​Madisonville ​Rib Roll
​08/06/2013 ​Terry W. Scott ​Lone Mountain Processing/Huff Creek No.1 ​Harlan ​Coal Outburst
​12/30/2013 ​Brandon Fletcher ​Matrix Energy, LLC / No. 1 Mine ​Martin ​Slip / Fall

2012 Serious Accidents

Date
Victim
Company/Mine Name
 
District
Type Accident
09/21/2012
Christopher C. Smith
Panther Mining, LLC/No. 1 Mine
Harlan
Coal Pillar Outburst

2011 Serious Accidents

Date

Victim

Company/Mine Name

District

Type Accident

01/07/2011

Darrell Caine

Webster County Coal / Dotiki Mine

Madisonville

Machinery

09/19/2011 ​Jarrod Sergent ​ICG Knott County / Kathleen Mine ​Martin ​Fall of Roof / Rib
11/29/2011 ​Travis W. Pigg ​Excel Mining, LLC / Mine No. 3 ​Pikeville ​Machinery

2010 Serious Accidents

Date

Victim

Company/Mine Name

District

Type Accident

01/20/2010

Steven Barton

Dodge Hill Mining, LLC / Dodge Hill Mine No. 1

Madisonville

Machinery

09/14/2010 Matthew McCormick River View LLC / River View Madisonville Fall of Roof / Rib
10/29/2010 Anthony Smith Infinity Energy Inc. / Infinity #3 Harlan Machinery

2009 Serious Accidents

Date

Victim

Company/Mine Name

District

Type Accident

02/11/2009 

Ivan Marcum

Sidney Coal Co.

Pikeville

Fall of Roof

02/20/2009

Ronnie Newsom

Viper Coal, LLC/Mine No. 2

Martin

Electrical

04/25/2009 

Darrell Camplin

Ohio County Coal Corp.

Madisonville

Fall of Roof

 

 

07/09/2009 

William Alloway
James Arnold
David Miller
Donald Pearson
Bobby Turner
Robert Willet
John Wooten

KenAmerican Resources

Madisonville

Machinery

07/09/2009 

Frank McCoart
Harold Skaggs

Frasure Creek Mining

Martin

Machinery/Struck By

09/21/2009

Ronnie Cantrell

Coal Diggers Inc.

Martin

Explosives

 2008 Serious Accidents

Date

Victim

Company/Mine Name

District

Type Accident

02/03/2008 

Dwayne Napier

Perry Co. Coal Corp.

Hazard

Machinery/Struck By

03/28/2008 

Jon T. Ward

ICG Knott County LLC/Calvary

Martin

Machinery/Struck By

08/13/2008 

Carlos Campbell

Panther Mining, LLC

Harlan

Fall of Rib/Struck By Rib Roll

 2007 Serious Accidents

Date

Victim

Company/Mine Name

District

Type Accident

01/29/2007 

Lester Cantrell

Apex Energy Inc./69 C

Pikeville

Machinery

02/02/2007 

Gary Roberts

Blue Diamond Coal Co./Calvary No. 81

Barbourville

Fall of Roof

02/03/2007 

Chris Kelly

Lone Mt. Processing/Huff Creek

Harlan

Machinery

05/23/2007 

Daniel Smith

Blue Diamond Coal Co.

Barbourville

Fall of Roof

05/28/2007 

Ora Murphy

Sidney Coal Co. Inc.

Pikeville

Electrical

 2006 Serious Accidents

Date

Victim

Company/Mine Name

District

Type Accident

01/05/2006 

Jim R. Sells

Miller Bros. Coal, LLC

Martin

Slip and Fall

04/24/2006 

Kyle Spurlock

Powell Mt. Coal Co., Inc.

Harlan

Machinery

06/08/2006 

David K. Bartley

Excel Mining, LLC

Martin

Machinery

07/25/2006 

Thad L. Hopper

KenAmerica Resources

Madisonville

Machinery

10/13/2006 

Ernie Gayheart

Big Elk Mining Co., LLC Frasure No. 6

Hazard

Machinery


 

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