Two miners trapped in truck at Kentucky mine: officials

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Posted: Oct 28, 2011 10:58 AM

(Reuters) - Emergency workers were trying to rescue two miners trapped in a truck at a Centertown, Kentucky coal mine on Friday morning, officials said.

The two people were employed by a blasting crew and drove a truck near a high wall at the mine around 6:30 a.m., according to Charles Shields, director of the Ohio County Emergency Management Agency.

When a rock fell, it trapped the men in the truck, Shields said. He said workers were trying to free them as of 9:45 a.m. Their identities were not immediately available.

(Writing by Mary Wisniewski; Editing by Jerry Norton)