Sturgis, KY Dekoven Coal Mine Accident, Sept 1968

Courier Journal newspaper, Louisville, KY - Monday 9 September 1968

Sturgis, KY (AP) - LYLE GILL, 53, of Morganfield, died yesterday of injuries suffered Friday in an accident at the Dekoven No. 9 coal mine near here, state police reported.

GILL died at the Wellborn Baptist Hospital in Evansville, IN, where he was taken after first receiving treatment here.

Officials said GILL was injured when coal from a loader he was operating fell on him.

The mine is owned by the Pittsburgh and Midway Coal Company.

GILL leaves his widow and a son.