MADISONVILLE -- A coal miner has died from injuries suffered in an accident at a western Kentucky mine.

A statement from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet said 39-year-old Jeremy Elder of Providence died Thursday from critical injuries in a vehicle accident that occurred inside the Cardinal mine in Madisonville.

The agency said all mining operations were shut down and production remained closed Friday in the accident area.

Officials said an investigation was underway.

It was the state's fourth coal mining death this year.

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