A coal miner in the Midwest was struck and killed by a train after falling from a bridge in the town of Elko, Minnesota, the sheriff’s office said Thursday.
The man was identified as Richard K. Pappas, 73, of Elkton, about 30 miles north of St. Paul, authorities said in a news release.
The train, which left Elko at 4:25 p.m.
Wednesday and had stopped at the Elko Town Center station, left the bridge and struck the man, the statement said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Sheriff’s Office said the investigation is ongoing.