A miner was killed in a workplace accident at the coal mine Peabody Energy. The accident occurred at the mine in Southern Illinois, which was shut down after the accident.
The full details of the accident are still unknown, but the mining company has informed federal officials. The mine was recently under a close watch by the Mine Safety and Health Administration after receiving several citations.
Peabody said that they were taking aggressive action to correct the issue that they were cited for. This mine had a workforce of 400 people and sold 3.7 million tons of coal to customers in 2008. Peabody is a Missouri-based company that sells near 255 million tons of coal a year.
Industrial and construction accidents can cause serious injury to all involved, our condolences are with the family of the victim.