The other miners ran as well, with the continuous mining machine operator being the last to run. The mining machine operator was carrying the radio remote control box and apparently fell down just after passing to the outby end of the off-standard shuttle car. As the shuttle car was trammed out of the area, the continuous mining machine operator was run over and killed.
This is the 32nd coal mine fatality in 1996. As of November 1, of last year, there had been 38 fatalities. This death is the twelth classified as POWERED HAULAGE in 1996.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL96C32]