• Bill Raines

Coal Miner Dies in Underground Accident

OAKTOWN - ( January 8, 2022)—

A miner died in an underground mining accident late Friday.




Sullivan County dispatch was alerted around 11:15 PM, and two ambulances from Sullivan County responded.


Further investigation revealed the accident occurred underground in Knox County.


Sheriff Clark Cottom notified Knox County Coroner Karen Donovan, who responded to the scene. The Mine Safety and Heath Administration was also notified.


“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and coworkers,” said Sheriff Cottom


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