Coal miner killed in Carbon County accident


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EAST CARBON, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 46-year-old worker is dead after an accident at a Carbon County coal mine.

East Carbon Police Chief Sam Leonard says officers were called to reports that a worker had been crushed at the West Ridge Mine a little before 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Officials with UtahAmerican Energy confirmed that Price resident Alejandro Ramirez was killed. He had worked with the company for six years.

The circumstances of Ramirez's death were under investigation. Leonard says no others were injured in the incident.

UtahAmerican officials say it was the first serious accident in the West Ridge Mine's 15-year history.

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