ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two workers who fell to their deaths in a southeast Missouri mine have been identified by their employer.
Mississippi Lime Company president Bill Ayers issued a statement saying 53-year-old John Hahl of Farmington and 29-year-old Chris Rawson of Hillsboro died in the accident around 8:30 a.m. Friday.
Hahl and Rawson were working in a lime mine near the town of Ste. Genevieve, about 60 miles south of St. Louis.
Ste. Genevieve County Coroner Leo Basler says the men were in a basket extended from a truck 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.
St. Louis-based Mississippi Lime Company makes calcium products and calcium-based solution
DIXON, Mo. (AP) — The body of an Army sergeant killed in last week's mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, has arrived in a small southern Missouri town for a weekend funeral.
Law enforcement vehicles and nearly 100 Patriot guard motorcycle riders accompanied a hearse bearing the body of 37-year-old Sergeant Timothy Owens in a procession Friday from Lambert Airport in St. Louis to a funeral home in Dixon.
Patriot Guard riders will also escort the remains on Saturday morning from Dixon to a church in neighboring Rolla where the funeral will be held. Owens, originally from Effingham, Illinois attended high school in Rolla and met his wife there.
Owens was one of three soldiers killed April 2nd when ano