SNL Financial has the sad news:
A 35-year-old coal miner was killed July 2 at Peabody Energy Corp.‘s Wildcat Hills underground mine in southern Illinois, according to a company spokeswoman.
The name of the victim was not released. The spokeswoman said the fatality was the “result of a coal haulage incident.” The Wildcat Hills mine has been idled pending investigation, and appropriate officials with the state and federal government have been notified, she said.
That’s the 10th coal-mining death so far in 2013, according to the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.