Felix Max North Perishes After Mine Accident

Police Detectives are still investigating the death of a 48 year old Kentucky miner who died last week as a result of injuries sustained in a Harlan County mine accident. Felix Max North was a mine operator with twelve years of experience who suffered critical injuries at the Rex Coal Company Mine CVB#1 in Cumberland Kentucky. North was operating a continuous miner and positioning the machine’s cable and water line when the rib wall unexpectedly collapsed, which led to serious injuries to his lower body.
North was transported to Johnson City Medical Center where he remained in critical condition until his untimely death. The Division of Mine Safety and the Kentucky Department for Natural Resources have sent investigators to the scene of the accident. All mining operations have been shut down and remained closed until the Division of Mine Safety approved an action plan submitted by the mine to reopen. The Division of Mine Safety had begun an inspection of the mine in April of this year.

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