NPR has a dramatic photo of the mine in relation to the house where a child was killed from a boulder from a Black Mountain strip mine. You can listen to it to the report on the site. I was particularly interested in this comment:
The couple said they had never driven up on the mountain behind their home to look down on the vast stripping operation, with the ridges carved away to get to the coal – and they didn’t realize how close the bulldozers had come.
Posted in Accidents, Highpoint (States) News, Kentucky by roger with .