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Southern Illinois Miner Dies in Accident

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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 (http://bit.ly/16N0QqP ) says 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.

Information from: WSIL-TV, http://www.wsiltv.com

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