Worker killed at southwestern Indiana coal mine

(WTHI File Photo)
(WTHI File Photo)

PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — A coal company says a worker has been fatally injured at a southwestern Indiana mine.

Gibson County Coal says 41-year-old Timothy Memmer of Princeton died from the accident about 2 a.m. Tuesday at the mine in a rural area outside the city of Princeton.

The company tells the Evansville Courier & Press and WFIE-TV that Memmer and another employee were doing maintenance work on a piece of underground mining machinery when he was injured by an unexpected movement of the equipment.

The company says the other worker wasn’t hurt.

County emergency personnel and the county coroner were called to the mine about 30 miles north of Evansville. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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