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Sat Apr 12, 2014, 04:10 AM

2 mine workers killed in Missouri accident

Ste. Geneveieve County Coroner Leo Basler says the men were in a basket extended from a truck several feet into the air, removing loose rock from either the wall or the ceiling of the mine. Basler says loose rock hit the basket and detached it. The men fell to their death.

The accident happened about 9:45 a.m. Friday inside a lime mine operated by the Mississippi Lime Co. near Ste. Genevieve, about 60 miles south of St. Louis.


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