SULLIVAN County, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office received a call to respond to Bear Run Coal Mine to assist with an accident that resulted in the death of an employee. 

Bear Run Coal Mine Satellite Map

According to a post from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, around 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, local law enforcement arrived and was told by the medical emergency services on the scene that the employee involved in the accident had been hit with a large piece of equipment and that the individual was pronounced dead at the scene before emergency responders arrived. 

As the Mining Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) conducts an investigation into the incident, all mining operations are suspended.

The identity of the employee has not been released.

The story will be updated as more details become available.