Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Statement from Alliance Coal on the death of Sebree Miner

“We are saddened to report that a miner at Sebree Mining, LLC’s Onton Mine was fatally injured in an accident that occurred on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at approximately 2:00 a.m. CDT. The miner has been identified as Rickey Thorpe, Jr., age 29, of Dawson Springs, Kentucky.  Mr. Thorpe and a fellow Onton Mine employee were performing maintenance work on a piece of mining equipment underground when an unexpected movement of the equipment resulted in fatal injuries to Mr. Thorpe.  Appropriate governmental agencies were notified and investigations of the accident by the agencies and Sebree Mining are ongoing.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Thorpe family.  Sebree Mining asks that you join us in extending support to Mr. Thorpe’s family and his fellow Onton miners during this extremely difficult time.”

David Ross, the Vice President of Operations for Sebree Mining, LLC—Onton #9 Mine.

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