Investigation continues into S. Ill. mining death - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Investigation continues into S. Ill. mining death

MACEDONIA, Ill. (AP) - Federal mine officials are investigating this week's death of a 36-year-old miner from southern Illinois.

The (Carbondale) Southern reports (http://bit.ly/1fmeK2V ) Dallas D. Travelstead died Monday after being crushed by a piece of coal that rolled on top of him.

He worked at a mine in eastern Franklin County near Macedonia.

The accident is being investigated by the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Officials say Travelstead's death is the fourth mining fatality in Illinois this year and the 19th in the U.S.

Information from: Southern Illinoisan, http://www.southernillinoisan.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Heartland NewsNewsMore>>

  • Vienna, IL police attempt to identify two men accused of retail theft

    Vienna, IL police attempt to identify two men accused of retail theft

    Friday, June 22 2018 8:49 AM EDT2018-06-22 12:49:01 GMT
    The suspects are accused of retail theft at a Dollar General store (Source: Vienna IL Police Department)The suspects are accused of retail theft at a Dollar General store (Source: Vienna IL Police Department)
    The suspects are accused of retail theft at a Dollar General store (Source: Vienna IL Police Department)The suspects are accused of retail theft at a Dollar General store (Source: Vienna IL Police Department)

    The police department officials asked for help identifying the individuals in the Vienna Dollar General Store on Thursday, June 21 at 9:35 p.m.

    The police department officials asked for help identifying the individuals in the Vienna Dollar General Store on Thursday, June 21 at 9:35 p.m.

  • First Alert: Temps much cooler today, more rain possible

    First Alert: Temps much cooler today, more rain possible

    Friday, June 22 2018 6:52 AM EDT2018-06-22 10:52:44 GMT
    There could be rain in the future for the Northern counties (Source: KFVS)There could be rain in the future for the Northern counties (Source: KFVS)
    There could be rain in the future for the Northern counties (Source: KFVS)There could be rain in the future for the Northern counties (Source: KFVS)

    Laura Wibbenmeyer says the cooler weather will stick around today because clouds and rain showers will rotate through.

    Laura Wibbenmeyer says the cooler weather will stick around today because clouds and rain showers will rotate through.

  • What you need to know June 22

    What you need to know June 22

    Friday, June 22 2018 5:24 AM EDT2018-06-22 09:24:32 GMT
    The chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible. (Source: Pixabay)The chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible. (Source: Pixabay)
    The chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible. (Source: Pixabay)The chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible. (Source: Pixabay)

    Good Friday morning, it is June 22. First Alert Forecast There will be a cooler start to the day with many of us waking up in the 60’s. 

    Good Friday morning, it is June 22. First Alert Forecast There will be a cooler start to the day with many of us waking up in the 60’s. 

Powered by Frankly