A fatal accident has occurred at the Scottish Coal site at Pennyvenie, near Dalmellington, Ayrshire.
The man killed was dad-of-three Jim Griffin, 40, who died instantly when he was fatally crushed between two coal trucks at the open-cast mine.
There have been three work-related fatalities at the open cast mine in the last 12 months, and four since 2000. (see previous post on Commons tribute to men who died in a previous Pennyvenie Mine accident)
Mr Griffin was a driver who had worked for a sub-contractor at the site for about eight years. Early indications are that the accident happened as he was trying to jump start his stalled vehicle.
Two 35-ton trucks had been placed nose-to-nose when one rolled forward, trapping Mr Griffin in between. Brake failure is suspected.
It is understood that Mr Griffin had three school age children and lived with his partner in Drongan, Ayrshire.
Around 140 men work at the Pennyvenie mine and it produces around 750,000 tons of coal yearly.