• Miner killed Tuesday at Wildcat Hills

    by  • July 3, 2013 • News

    A miner was killed Tuesday at Wildcat Hills Mine near Eldorado, Saline County coroner Jerry Watson said.

    The miner’s identity has not been released.miningaccident3

    The miner was hit by a ram car being trammed through a ventilation curtain, according to an MSHA report.

    The emergency call was received at 12:17p.m. Tuesday and the victim was pronounced dead at 2:14 p.m.

    Wildcat Hills is owned by Peabody Energy.

    Peabody issued a statement Tuesday night saying a 35-year-old employee had been fatally injured.