Always know and follow all provisions of your approval roof control plan.
Be alert to changing roof and rib conditions.
All miners should make good examinations and alert the supervisor of hazards.
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This is the 36th fatal accident reported for the coal mining industry in calendar year 2001. As of this date in 2000, there were thirty-three fatalities reported in this industry. This is the 9th fatal accident, classified as fall of roof, reported in the coal mining industry in 2001. At this time in 2000, there were three fatal accidents, classified as fall of roof, 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