Indiana Mining Accident: Linton Man Killed After Truck Drove Off High Wall
09/01/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Bloomington, IN—An accident at the Triad Mine left a Linton man dead when his vehicle drove off a high wall. The fatal accident occurred on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at around 5:15 p.m., in northern Knox County between Freeland and Westphalia on State Road 58, as reported by the Greene County Daily World.
According to officials, Brian Mason, 25, of Linton was driving a large surface mine, when it drove off a high wall that is about 100 to 125 feet high, and fell to the ground. The truck overturned and landed on its roof, trapping Mason inside.
Responding emergency crews had to cut Mason from the truck before he was airlifted by a medical helicopter to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Mason succumbed to his injuries after arriving at the hospital for treatment.
The workplace accident is still under investigation.
The Freelandville Fire Department, the Edwardsport and Sandborn fire/rescue responded to the accident. In addition, the Knox County Sherriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, Knox County Emergency Management Agency, and the Knox County Emergency Ambulance Service responded to the scene.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley- Legal news for Indiana workplace accident attorneys.