- Associated Press - Sunday, May 7, 2017

COLSTRIP, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a worker at a southeastern Montana coal mine died after a truck he was driving fell 100 feet into a pit.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/2pokBzE ) the man was killed Saturday at the Rosebud Mine outside Colstrip.

The man’s name wasn’t immediately released. Federal officials are investigating.

No one else was in the vehicle, described as a large dump truck.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. A mine rescue crew rappelled into the pit to recover the body.

The mine owner, Westmoreland Coal Co. of Englewood, Colorado, says operations have been suspended in that part of the mine.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com


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