Kentucky miner killed

A SHUTTLE car operator was killed on Friday December 30 at H & D Mining’s No. 3 mine in Kentucky when his vehicle was struck by another car.

Angie Tomlinson

The 29-year-old victim, David Morris Junior, was standing beside his shuttle car when it was hit, Associated Press reported.

The mine is located in Eastern Kentucky, near Cumberland.

Friday’s fatality brings the total number of miners killed in US coal mines in 2005 to 22.