Mechanic killed in Ohio coal mine accident

Associated Press

BEALLSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A coal mine mechanic has died from an accident at an underground mine in eastern Ohio.

American Energy Corporation says Keith A. Baker was fatally injured while working alone early Monday at the Century Mine in Beallsville, about 105 miles east of Columbus.

The news release did not provide other details of the accident but said that it's being investigated by the company and federal and state regulators. American Energy says no other employees were injured.

Baker was from Jacobsburg in Monroe County and had worked at the mine 10 years.

American Energy is part of Murray Energy Corp., based in the Cleveland suburb of Pepper Pike. Murray's website says 450 people are employed at the Century Mine.

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