A coal miner died on Tuesday while working at the Kellingley Colliery in Knottingley, North Yorkshire.
A second colleague was trapped in the same incident and was trapped below the waist. He was rescued and brought to the surface.
No names were released pending notification of kin.
Earlier this month, four coal miners in Wales lost their lives in a mining accident.
ITV posted a video of officials at the mine making a statement to the press.