Patriot Coal Provides Statement Regarding Incident At Kanawha Eagle Complex

ST. LOUIS, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Asa Fitzpatrick, a 63-year old employee of Newtown Energy, Inc., was fatally injured when a piece of rock fell from the mine roof yesterday afternoon at Kanawha Eagle's Peerless mine, located in Comfort, West Virginia.    

"We express our deepest sympathies to Asa's family, friends and co-workers," said Michael D. Day, Patriot Executive Vice President – Operations.  "We are fully cooperating with state and federal mine regulatory officials as we investigate this incident."

About Patriot Coal
Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ) is a producer and marketer of coal in the eastern United States, with 11 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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