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Federal investigators determine cause of Gibson County mine accident

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GIBSON CO., IN (WFIE) -

A federal Mine Safety and Health Administration investigation into a May 15 mine construction injury in Gibson County says the root cause of the accident was procedure that didn't assure minimum risk exposure.

That's according to our media partner, the Princeton Daily Clarion.

The report released on MSHA's website says a Frontier Kemper employee was hurt at the Gibson South Mine near Owensville when a concrete hose knocked him to the floor of a work platform suspended in the shaft.

The man's left leg was broken and he died nine days later at his home from complications.

Investigators say the lack of effective procedures to prevent the hose from surging contributed to the accident. 

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