Construction Accident – Not Another F*cking Mining Accident

(Another F*cking Mining Construction Accident)

3rd Update (5:19 pm – CST)  Via the Princeton Daily Clarion it’s classified a construction accident as those killed were building an air shaft and were employed via contract through a local construction company.  The three men apparently died after falling 500 feet out of ‘sinking bucket.’ I am sorry. 

2nd Update (1:03 pm – CST): The accident is a construction accident not a mining accident. Wellll, that’s a relief. /snark/

Update: Fri 12:25 pm (CST): Gibson County coal officials tell 14 News the three people killed were not employees of the coal mine, but were employees of a construction company from North Carolina.

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MSNBC – as I sit here watching – just reported another mining accident at Gibson County Coal LLC, Gibson Mine in Princeton, Indiana. They employ 280 – from ‘Annual Statistics Report for 2006 Underground Mining in Indiana’ . There was a fatal accident in November of 2001 as well.

This from the Courier Press3 confirmed fatalities – occurred approximately 11:00 a.m. (CST)

Dispatchers have confirmed that a coroner has been dispatched to Gibson County Coal for a possible emergency situation.

The accident reportedly occurred over an air shaft construction site at the junction of Indiana 64 and Indiana 65.

Officials with the company said they will release more information in a few minutes.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Princeton is located down in the southwestern tip (in the ‘tail’) of Indiana – northwest from Evansville, closer to Indiana than Kentucky.

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