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BOONE COUNTY - A 'structure collapse' at the former Hobet mining site on Shaffer Road off of the U.S. 119 exit near Julian saw emergency crews dispatched to the scene Wednesday evening at approximately 5:35 p.m.

According to the Boone County Emergency Management Agency, it is unclear what caused the collapse but it was communicated that a man working at the facility was trapped from debris and equipment at a silo at the site.

BCEMA were preparing to deploy a drone in the area while crews from multiple agencies from around the county worked at the scene.

The Coal Valley News will provide more information when available.

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