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Statement Regarding Accident at Willow Lake Mine

November 17, 2012

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Chad Wayne Meyers, a 30-year-old employee at the Willow Lake Mine in Southeast Illinois, was fatally injured early this morning after he became pinned by a continuous mining machine that he was operating. The underground mine has been idled pending investigation and appropriate officials with the state, federal government and union have been contacted.

Willow Lake deeply mourns the loss of a fellow employee and expresses its sympathies to family members, coworkers, and friends.

-The use of the words “Peabody,” “the company” and “our” relate to Peabody, our subsidiaries and our majority-owned affiliates.


Meg Gallagher
(314) 488-3558

SOURCE Peabody Energy

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