TERRE HAUTE -- A Clay City man died in a railroad accident in Terre Haute Wednesday morning.
After being removed from the wreckage caused by a tanker car derailment, Philip T. Myers, 42, was pronounced dead by Terre Haute Regional Hospital emergency room officials at 11:16 a.m.
Vigo County Coroner and pathologist Dr. Roland Kohr told The Brazil Times that preliminary autopsy results determined the cause of death as blunt force trauma from severe injuries to Myers' skull.
Kohr said the death has been ruled accidental.
The accident, which is currently being investigated by company officials, apparently occurred around 10:30 a.m., when a tanker car being moved along a rail spur derailed near a stack of railroad ties on the property of Tangent Rail Products, 2525 Prairieton Road, Terre Haute.