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White Co. miner dies in coal accident

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Authorities are investigating after a 47-year-old miner died in a coal accident in White County.

Investigators say Robert Smith, of Norris City, was in a cart at White County Coal in Carmi when the vehicle veered off an underground path and overturned.

The county coroner says Smith died after Saturday's accident. An autopsy was performed Sunday. 

State and federal officials are at the scene investigating.  

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