Greene County man dies in mining accident

A Greene County man was found dead in a Knox County coal mine.

Posted: Mar. 16, 2018 5:23 PM
Updated: Mar. 16, 2018 6:48 PM

OAKTOWN, Ind. (WTHI) - An investigation is underway after a man was found dead in a Knox County coal mine on Friday.

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According to officials from Sunrise Coal, 34-year-old Jason Williams was killed in an accident.

Williams was from Bloomfield. 

It happened around noon.

The representative says the accident happened while Williams was driving a "mantrip" underground.

No other injuries were reported.

In a statement, Sunrise Coal said:

"Sunrise and its employees are deeply saddened by the loss of our co-worker and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jason’s family."

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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