Freelandville Man Dies After Coal Mining-Related Fire

A Freelandville man has died from injuries he received a week ago in a coal mine-related fire at the Bear Run Mine in Sullivan County.
The man has not been officially identified at this time. He was operating a large haul truck when it suddenly caught fire. The driver jumped from the truck, and was treated by mine rescue personnel. He was taken to Terre Haute Regional Hospital, where he passed away from the injuries.
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department is still actively investigating the incident.

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