Wyoming coal mine worker killed by falling slab of coal

Published: Sep. 29, 2017 at 8:56 AM CDT
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The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a worker at a southwestern Wyoming coal mine.

Representatives for the Bridger Coal Company and Rocky Mountain Power say Jaime Olivas was hit when a slab of coal suddenly came loose and fell from one of the walls in the underground mine Thursday afternoon.

Olivas, a mining equipment operator, was conscious and speaking when he was brought out of the mine but died on the way to a hospital in Rock Springs.

No other information has been released.