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2004
Fatalgrams and Fatal Investigation Reports
Coal Mines


Fatalities to Date for 2004: 28 Last Updated: 01/04/2005

Please Note: Fatality #22 - Accident has been delisted as a chargeable fatality and is not included in MSHA's 2004 count. The delisting is based on medical evidence that the death resulted from natural causes.
 
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Fatality #1 - January 3, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Machinery - Underground - UT
Canyon Fuel, LLC - Sufco Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #2 - January 22, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Surface at Underground - UT
Andalex Resources, Inc. - Pinnacle
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #3 - February 03, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Machinery - Surface - KY
Calvary Coal Co. - No. 4 Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #4 - February 05, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Electrical - Underground - WV
Spartan Mining Co. - Ruby Energy Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #5 - February 10, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Underground - WV
Raw Coal Mining Company, Inc. - Cucumber Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #10 - February 10, 2004
(Determined Chargeable 05/20/2004)
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Surface - WV
Colony Bay Coal Company - Colony Bay Surface Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #6 - March 2, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Falling/Sliding/Rolling Material - Surface - WV
Brooks Run Mining Company LLC - Brooks Run Processing Plant No. 1
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #26 - March 12, 2004
(Determined to be Chargeable 12/30/2004)
Fatal Alert Bulletin Machinery - Surface - WV
Simmons Fork Mining, Inc. - Paynter Branch Surface Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #7 - April 3, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Machinery - Underground - WV
Brooks Run Mining Company LLC - Mercer Deep Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #8 - April 22, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Underground - AL
Jim Walter Resources, Inc. - No. 7 Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #9 - May 18, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Machinery - Underground - IN
Black Beauty Coal Company - Air Quality #1 Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #11 - June 10, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Office - WV
Tug Valley Coal Processing Company - Tug Valley Coal Processing Company
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #12 - June 16, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Underground - AL
Jim Walter Resources, Inc. - No. 7 Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #13 - June 16, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Fall of Roof or Back - Underground - KY
Bell County Coal Corporation - Coal Creek
Fatal Investigation Report


Fatality #14 - June 17, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Fall of Roof or Back - Underground - KY
Dags Branch Coal Company, Inc. - No. 6
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #15 - August 2, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Fall of Roof or Back - Underground - KY
Reedy Coal Co. Inc. - Mine No. 25
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #16 - August 17, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Fall of Face, Rib, Pillar or Highwall - Underground - WV
McElroy Coal Company - McElroy Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #17 - August 29, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Electrical - Open Pit - WV
Hobet Mining Inc. - Hobet 21 Surface Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #18 - September 24, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Electrical - Underground - VA
Cumberland River Coal Co. - Fork Ridge Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #20 - September 24, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Machinery - Other - WV
Wilson & Wilson - Barrackville Refuse Pile
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #19 - September 26, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Underground - VA
Consolidation Coal Co. - Buchanan #1 Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #21 - October 1, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Anthracite - PA
Jeddo Coal Company - Jeddo No 8 Preparation Plant
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #22 - October 9, 2004
Accident has been delisted as a chargeable fatality and is not included in MSHA's 2004 count. The delisting is based on medical evidence that the death resulted from natural causes. (12/30/2004)

Fatality #23 - October 23, 2004
(Victim Died October 29, 2004)
Fatal Alert Bulletin Electrical - Bituminous - VA
Omega Mining, Inc. - Southern Crescent Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #24 - November 9, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Bituminous - KY
J R Mining - Grays Fork
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #25 - November 20, 2004
Fatal Alert Bulletin Fall of Face/Rib/Highwall - Bituminous - WV
Endurance Mining Co. - Red Cedar Surface Mine
Fatal Investigation Report


Fatality #27 - December 2, 2004
(Determined Chargeable 12/30/2004)
Fatal Alert Bulletin Machinery - Surface - WV
Catenary Coal Company - Samples Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #29 - December 21, 2004
(Victim Died 01/04/2005)
Fatal Alert Bulletin Machinery - Underground - TN
Tennco Inc - Valley Creek Mine No. 2
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #28 - December 28, 2004
(Victim Died 12/30/2004)
Fatal Alert Bulletin Machinery - Surface - KY
ICG Knott County LLC - Supreme Energy Prep Plant
Fatal Investigation Report



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