Coal Miner Death



In Saline County, officials are investigating the death of a coal miner.
 
A 35-year-old man died while on-the-clock yesterday afternoon at the Wildcat Hills Mine near Eldorado. The Saline County Coroner has not released the name of the man pending family notification. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.
 
Officials say the miner died after being hit by a ram car carrying coal through a ventilation curtain.
 
The mine has been shut down by the Mine Safety and Health Association while they investigate the incident.
 
Peabody Energy released a statement Tuesday afternoon saying Wildcat Hills deeply mourns the loss of a fellow employee.

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