Miner, 47, dies in White County coal accident

CARMI, Ill. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a 47-year-old miner died in a coal accident in southern Illinois. White County coroner Chris Marsh tells WSIL-TV that Robert Smith died after Saturday’s accident. An autopsy was performed Sunday. Investigators say the Norris City man was in a cart at White County Coal in Carmi when the vehicle veered off an underground path and overturned. State and federal officials are at the scene investigating.

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