Never work or travel under unsupported roof. Always know and follow the provisions of your approved roof control plan.
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This is the 34th fatality reported in 2001 in the coal mining industry. As of this date in 2000, there were 31 fatalities. This is the 8th fatality classified as a roof fall fatality in 2001.
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