White County authorities are investigating the death of a coal miner in Carmi.
47-year-old Robert Smith died after the accident at White County Coal Saturday around 1:30 p.m. The county coroner says an autopsy was performed Sunday but results won’t be released until after the investigation. State and federal officials are investigating.
Investigators say Smith was in a cart at when the vehicle veered off an underground path and overturned. Workers tried performing CPR but were unable to revive him.