Goreville Man Dies in Southern Illinois Coal Mining Accident
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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