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Patriot Coal Provides Statement Regarding Incident At Highland Complex

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Eldridge, a 34-year-old employee of Highland Mining Company, LLC, was fatally injured today when he was struck by a coal hauler while working underground at the Highland mine, located near Henderson, Kentucky. Patriot is fully cooperating with state and federal mine regulatory agencies as they investigate this incident.

About Patriot Coal
Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC Pink: PATCA) is a producer and marketer of coal in the eastern United States, with 10 active mining complexes in Appalachia and the Illinois Basin. Patriot ships to domestic and international electricity generators, industrial users and metallurgical coal customers, and controls approximately 1.8 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves.


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