Franklin Co. — A Marion man is dead after a mining accident in Franklin Co. last night. According to reports from the Franklin County Coroner’s Office, Tyler Rath was killed operating a tractor in the M-Class mine in Macedonia. Reports state that Rath was operating the vehicle when the operator’s compartment was struck by a trailer. The incident was reported by field supervisors and Rath was pulled from the mine at around 11:30 and pronounced dead on the scene. An autopsy was scheduled for today.