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Worker Injured at Oaktown Coal Mine

Authorities say a coal miner was badly injured in an accident Monday at the Black Panther Coal Mine in Oaktown.

Oaktown Fire Chief Steve Hobbs says the miner was hurt Monday morning when he somehow became trapped beneath underground mining equipment.

Hobbs says other miners freed the man and brought him to the surface.

Emergency crews treated the man at the scene before he was flown to an Indianapolis hospital with serious injuries.

The miner's name wasn't released.