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Goreville Man Dies in Southern Illinois Coal Mining Accident

GOREVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say a 30-year-old man is dead after he was trapped in machinery at a southern Illinois mine. The incident happened early Saturday at Willow Lake Mine, which is operated by a subsidiary of Peabody Energy Corp.

Peabody spokeswoman Meg Gallagher says Chad Wayne Meyers of Goreville died in the accident that occurred about 3:20 a.m. on Saturday. She says work at the mine has stopped while state and federal authorities investigate. Officials say Meyers became pinned by a continuous mining machine that he was operating.

Saline County Coroner Jerry Doug Watson says Meyers was pronounced dead at 4:40 a.m. on Saturday. The mine employs about 460 people.

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