Illinois miner is nation’s 10th coal death of 2013

July 3, 2013 by Ken Ward Jr.

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.

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