Work areas must be examined thoroughly for hazardous conditions. Miners must be alert to their surroundings for possible hazards.
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This is the 14th fatal accident reported for the coal mining industry in calendar year 2001. As of this date in 2000, there were twenty-two fatalities reported in this industry. This is the 1st fatal accident, classified as fall of material, reported in the coal mining industry in 2001. At this time in 2000, there were no fatal accidents, classified as fall of material, in the coal mining industry.
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