Local Miner Succumbs to Injuries

Posted on September 14th, 2018

A local miner has passed away last night, after an incident last week.

According to Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom, the man, who was from Freelandville, was operating a large haul truck at Bear Run Mine when it caught fire one week ago. The incident happened just before 4:00 a.m.

The man jumped from the truck and was attended to by mine personnel before being transported to Terre Haute Regional Hospital. The man passed away Thursday evening.

Sheriff Cottom says more information will be released as details become available.

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