HOPKINS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - An investigation is underway after the death of a miner at Cardinal Mine.
According to a statement from Warrior LLC, a miner at Cardinal Mine in Madisonville died Tuesday after being hit by a piece of mobile equipment.
The Hopkins County Coroner has identified the miner as 58-year-old Phillip Thomas Ramsey.
Company officials say he was injured after being struck by that piece of equipment around 8:35 p.m. Tuesday.
They say co-workers immediately started to perform first aid on Ramsey and continued during the transport to the surface.
Once at the surface, the Ramsey was attended to by local first responders.
Officials with Cardinal Mine say efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead.
They say state and federal agencies were notified of the incident and investigations by those agencies, along with Warrior Coal, LLC, are currently ongoing.
The Hopkins County Coroner tells us an autopsy will be done Wednesday.