A Perry County miner died working on equipment at a surface mine in eastern Kentucky.
The Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing says 52-year-old Jerry Watts died Saturday morning.
The Slemp native was working at the Begley Number One Mine at Short Creek in Leslie County.
They say Watts was welding a dozer blade liner when the jack and liner slipped hitting Watts in the head.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
This is the first mining-related accident in Kentucky in 2013.