MSHA's investigation is on-going and is being conducted jointly with the Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals.
Never - Work or travel under unsupported roof.
Always - Know and follow the provisions of your approved Roof Control Plan. Take additional measures to protect yourself if unusual hazards or conditions are encountered.
This is the 7th fatality reported in calendar year 1999 in the coal mining industry. As of this date in 1998, there were 8 fatalities. This is the second fatality classified as Roof Fall in 1999.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL99C07]