Investigators determined that two different phase conductors of the mine's Delta power system became grounded at separate locations. One of the locations was on a water pump motor where the victim was standing.
This is the eighth coal mine fatality in 1995. As of March 30 last year, there had been 11 fatalities. This death is the first classified as ELECTRICAL in 1995.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL95C08]