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1/12/08- Hopkins County

Pittsburg Man Killed After Wall Collapse

An East Texas man is killed at a local coal mine Saturday morning in what authorities are calling an industrial accident.  It happened just after 5:00 a.m. at the TXU Coal Mine in Thermo.  That's just outside Sulphur Springs.  The Hopkins County Sheriff's Department said Thomas Eddie Farmer, 50 of Pittsburg, was doing some excavation work when a 40-foot wall collapsed on him. Farmer was pronounced dead at the scene.  OSHA is now investigating.

Courtney Lane, Reporting  clane@kltv.com

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