A mining accident at the Tinsley Branch Mine on Tuesday, October 7 is leaving one dead.
Justin M. Mize, 31, Harrogate, TN was working on a right-side highwall miner cutter when the chain broke within a 68-foot-deep hole. Mize was attempting to retrieve the chain when he was struck by a rock.
The current controller of the mine is Cox Enterprises; L.C. Management. Tinsley Branch is a surface mine operation.