Miner killed near Cloverlick

Published 9:20 am Thursday, March 29, 2018

Harlan County Coroner Philip Bianchi has confirmed a coal miner was killed early Wednesday in a mining incident near Cloverlick.

Bianchi said Hubert Grubbs Jr., 29, of Harlan, became tangled in a belt line while doing maintenance work at a mine owned by Revelation Energy. Grubbs had more than 10 years experience working in coal mines. The incident happened at approximately 2:20 a.m.

The body is being taken to Frankfort for an autopsy.

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