Always examine the roof in your work area prior to doing any work.
Always be alert to changing roof conditions and ensure that roof support is still adequate in areas that have been developed for long periods of time.
Always follow the approved roof control plan.
Always do a thorough and complete pre-shift examination.
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This is the 12th fatal accident, reported in calendar year 2001, in the coal mining industry. As of this date in 2000, there were sixteen fatalities reported in the coal mining industry. This is the sixth fatal accident, classified as a roof fall, reported in the coal mining industry in 2001. At this time in 2000, there was one fatal accident, classified as a roof fall, 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