Red Flag Warning expires at 6:00 PM on 4/20, issued at 1:38 PM Athol, KY | Beattyville, KY | Bethany, KY | Campton, KY

Perry County Man Dies In Mine Accident

(WTVQ-TV, LLC)
(WTVQ-TV, LLC)
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 1/27/2013 10:05 pm
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.
Share
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.