COAL MINE FATALITY - On Friday June 2, 2000, a 48 year old foreman, with 16 years mining experience, was fatally injured when he was crushed beneath the rear wheels of a loaded LAL 9000 Ford coal truck that was backing toward the raw coal bins. The victim was in the process of moving a water hose, which was used for dust control purposes, when the coal truck backed over him.
This is the fifteenth fatality reported in calendar year 2000 in the coal mining industry. As of this date in 1999, there were thirteen fatalities. This is the fifth powered haulage fatality reported in the coal mining industry in 2000. There were three powered haulage fatalities reported in the same period in 1999.
The information provided in this notice is based on preliminary data ONLY and does not represent final determinations regarding the nature of the incident or conclusions regarding the cause of the fatality.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report