CUTLER, IL (KFVS) - According to the Perry County coroner- twenty-eight year old timothy k. Chamness from Royalton was pronounced dead at 9:08 pm Wednesday night after an underground accident at the Prairie Eagle Mine located at 7290 County Line Road in Cutler.
A spokesperson from the Mining Safety and Health Administration, Chamness was pinned between a continuous mining machine and a wall, or what's known as a coal rib.
An investigation could take several weeks.
I'm told interviews will be conducted by witnesses to try and determine what led to the accident.
Investigators will also inspect equipment- if any violations are found- the mine could face citations.
An autopsy was conducted today- those results have not been released.