Man injured at southern Indiana coal mine

(WTHI Photo)

OAKTOWN, Ind. (WTHI) – One man was injured at a coal mine Monday morning in Southern Indiana.

It happened at Black Panther Mining in Oaktown, which is in Knox County.

Fire Chief Steve Hobbs said a coal miner somehow became trapped beneath underground mining equipment. Other coal miners had to cut that man out. They then took him to the surface.

First responders treated him on the scene and took him by helicopter to an Indianapolis hospital. He suffered serious injuries.

Officials are not releasing his name at this time. No other injuries were reported, and the mine was in good condition mid-morning on Monday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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