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Roof of Saline County mine collapses

SALINE COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

A roof fell at a mine in Saline County trapping an employee for a short period of time.

The American Coal Company ("AmCoal") confirms that a roof fall happened at the company's New Future Mine in Saline County, Illinois around 9:07 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14.

One employee was trapped near the fall area, but was freed shortly after.

The employee was not injured.

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration ("MSHA") was notified and MSHA representatives were present at the New Future Mine.

AmCoal operates the New Future Mine in accordance with a roof control plan approved by MSHA, according to the company.

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