Know and follow the provisions of the approved Roof Control Plan. Take additional measures to protect all persons when unusual hazards or conditions are encountered
Always examine the mine roof in your work area
Conduct proper pre-shift and on-shift examinations in all areas where persons are required to work or travel
Be alert for changing roof conditions
Never work or travel under unsupported roof
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This is the 26th fatality reported in calendar year 2002 in the coal mining industry. As of this date in 2001, there were 42 fatalities. This is the 5th fatality classified as Roof Fall in 2002. At this time in 2001 there were 9 fatal accidents classified as "Roof Fall" for 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