DAHLGREN – An accident over the weekend at Hamilton County Coal Mine #1 near Dahlgren has claimed a miner’s life.
According to Hamilton County Coroner Steve Bowling, John Ditterline was pronounced dead at 4:45 a.m..
Ditterline, of Equality, IL, was found by coworkers pinned underground between an air lock door and a coal rib around 3:30 Saturday morning. Employees tried to resuscitate the man but were unable to do so. An ambulance took the man to a hospital where he died.
Ditterline worked for S and L Industries based in Clay, Kentucky.