Preliminary report released in Hopkins Co. coal death

Preliminary report released in Hopkins Co. coal death

HOPKINS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - A preliminary report from the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has been released in the death of a Hopkins County coal miner.

The accident happened at Warrior Coal’s Cardinal Mine earlier this month.

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The report shows 58-year old Phillip Thomas Ramsey died after being struck by a battery powered scoop.

The report says Ramsey was getting out of a shuttle car that he had parked in an intersection, when he was hit by the scoop.

He died at the scene.

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