The deceased performed his duties as a security guard using his personally owned vehicle. He was found late Sunday morning, by members of his family, in his automobile with the engine running. The automobile exhaust system was found to have leaks at three locations, and the car body had holes into its interior where the carbon monoxide could enter.
This is the ninth coal mine fatality in 1995. As of April 9 last year, there had been 11 fatalities. This death is the first classified as OTHER (Asphyxiation) in 1995.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL95C09]