Never work or travel under unsupported roof
Hang reflectors or other warning devices prior to mining.
When operating a continuous mining machine with a remote control, always maintain a safe distance between you and the machine.
Know and follow the provisions of the approved roof control plan.
Avoid damage to roof support systems.
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This is the 1st fatality in 2002 in the coal mining industry. As of this date in 2001, there were 0 fatalities. This is the 1st fatality classified as a roof fall fatality in 2002.
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