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"Fatality Overviews", slide shows regarding fatal accidents, are another part of the Mine Safety and Health Administration's program to share information with the mining community. We encourage you to share these presentations with your supervisors and miners to assist your efforts to prevent similar accidents.

Accident Classifications - definitions of accident classifications found on this web site.

Fatalities to Date for 2008: 30 Last Updated: 03/26/2009
Fatality #1 - January 8, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Surface - Kentucky
Cumberland River Coal Company - Blue Ridge Surface Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #2 - January 12, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Fall of Face, Rib or Highwall - Surface - Texas
Luminant Mining Company LLC d/b/a Luminant Mining - Sulphur Springs Strip
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #3 - February 1, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Machinery - Surface - Alabama
Reed Minerals, Inc. - Jap Creek Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #4 - February 18, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Electrical - Facility - Pennsylvania
Consolidation Coal Company - Consolidation Coal Co 14-N Impoundment
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #5 - February 25, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Underground - Pennsylvania
AMFIRE Mining Company LLC - Nolo
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #27 - March 9, 2008
(Determined to be Chargeable 11/24/2008)
Fatal Alert Bulletin Slip/Fall of Person - Facility - Kentucky
Warrior Coal, LLC - Warrior Preparation Plant
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #6 - March 12, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Machinery - Mill/Prep Plant - West Virginia
Appalachian Fuels, LLC - Alloy Prep Plant #1
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #7 - April 18, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Machinery - Underground - Pennsylvania
Rosebud Mining Company - Little Toby Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #8 - April 22, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Fall of Roof or Back - Underground - Virginia
Osaka Mining Corporation - Mine No. 1
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #9 - May 16, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Electrical - Underground - West Virginia
Aracoma Coal Company, Inc. - Aracoma Alma Mine #1
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #10 - May 22, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Underground - Alabama
Oak Grove Resources, LLC - Oak Grove Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #11 - May 30, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Underground - West Virginia
Wolf Run Mining Company - Sentinel Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #12 - June 3, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Fall of Roof or Back - Underground - Indiana
Gibson County Coal, LLC - Gibson Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #13 - June 3, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Machinery - Open Pit - Kentucky
Premier Elkhorn Coal Company - Job #49
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #14 - June 5, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Underground - West Virginia
Consolidation Coal Company - Robinson Run No 95
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #15 - June 16, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Fall of Roof or Back - Underground - Pennsylvania
Uae Coalcorp Associates - Harmony Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #16 - July 11, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Machinery - Underground - Pennsylvania
AMFIRE Mining Company LLC - Nolo
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #17 - July 17, 2008
(Victim Died 07/25/2008)
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Underground - Kentucky
Century Operations LLC - Butchers Branch
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #18 - July 25, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Fall of Roof or Back - Underground - Virginia
Consolidation Coal Company - Buchanan Mine #1
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #19 - August 22, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Surface - West Virginia
Double Bonus Coal Company - No 65
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #20 - September 19, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Machinery - Surface - Kentucky
ICG Hazard, LLC - East Mac & Nellie
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #22 - September 19, 2008
Victim Died October 4, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Machinery - Surface - West Virginia
Massey Energy Company - No 1 Surface
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #21 - October 8, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage -Underground - West Virginia
Independence Coal Company Inc - Justice #1
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #23 - October 16, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Machinery - Underground - Illinois
White County Coal, LLC - Pattiki
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #24 - October 19, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Underground - West Virginia
McElroy Coal Company - McElroy Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #25 - October 22, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Machinery - Surface - Kentucky
A M & E Coal Incorporated - A M & E Coal Incorporated Mine #1
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #26 - October 28, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Surface - Wyoming
Wyodak Resources Development Company - Wyodak Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #29 - December 7, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Other - Facility - Kentucky
ICG Hazard, LLC - Thunder Ridge Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #28 - December 11, 2008
Fatal Alert Bulletin Machinery - Facility - Kentucky
Warrior Coal, LLC - Warrior Preparation Plant
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #30 - December 29, 2008
(Determined to be Chargeable 03/26/2009)
Fatal Alert Bulletin Other - Facility - West Virginia
Consolidation Coal Company - Ireland River Loading Facility
Fatal Investigation Report


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