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Man dies after Sullivan County mine accident

A spokesperson told us the individual involved was a 60-year-old contract employee.

Posted: Sep 13, 2018 5:42 PM
Updated: Sep 13, 2018 6:59 PM

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A Freelandville man has died after an equipment fire in a Sullivan County mine.

It happened last Friday at the Bear Run Mine in Duggar.

Peabody Energy operates the mine.

A spokesperson told us the man involved was a 60-year-old contract employee.

According to police, the victim was using a 'large-haul truck' when it suddenly caught fire.

The driver jumped from the truck.

The victim was transported to Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, where he later died.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration is still investigating the incident.

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