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Fatalities to Date for 2012: 20 Last Updated: 3/20/2014

Fatality #1 - January 11, 2012
(Victim Died January 18, 2012)
Exploding Vessels Under Pressure - Underground Mine - Virginia
Consolidation Coal Company, Buchannan Mine #1

Fatality #2 - February 26, 2012
Other (Drowning) - Facility - Kentucky
SCH Terminal Co., Inc. - Calvert City Terminal LLC

Fatality #3 - March 3, 2012
Handling Materials - Underground - Kentucky
Parton Brothers Contracting, Inc. - Timber Tree #9 Mine

Fatality #4 - March 10, 2012
Fall of Face/Rib/Highwall - Underground - West Virginia
Kingston Mining, Inc. - Kingston N0. 2 Mine

Fatality #5 - March 17, 2012
Machinery - Surface - Ohio
Ohio American Energy, Inc. - Salt Run #1 Mine

Fatality #6 - March 23, 2012
Electrical - Underground - Alabama
Drummond Mining Company - Shoal Creek Mine

Fatality #7 - April 25, 2012
Slip/Fall of Person - Surface of an Underground - Kentucky
McCoy Elkhorn Coal Corp. - KC #1

 Fatality #8 - May 17, 2012
Slip/Fall of Person - Facility at Surface - West Virginia
Independence Coal Company Inc. - Liberty Processing

Fatality #9 - May 15, 2012
(Victim Died May 24, 2012)

Slip/Fall of Person - Underground - Indiana
Gibson County Coal, LLC - Gibson South

Fatality #10 - June 25, 2012
Fall of Face/Rib/Highwall - Underground - Kentucky
McCoy Elkhorn Coal Corp. - Mine #23

Fatality #11 - July 14, 2012
Powered Haulage - Surface - Colorado
Colowyo Coal Company LP - Colowyo Mine

Fatality #12 - July 27, 2012
Machinery - Underground - West Virginia
Coal River Mining LLC - Fork Creek No 10 Mine

Fatality #13 - July 31, 2012
Powered Haulage - Underground - West Virginia
ICG Beckley LLC - Beckley Pocahontas Mine

Fatality #14 - September 11, 2012
Powered Haulage - Underground - Alabama
Drummond Company Inc. - Shoal Creek Mine

Fatality #15 - September 13, 2012
Fall of Roof or Back - Underground - West Virginia
Consolidation Coal Company - Blacksville No 2

Fatality #16 - September 26, 2012
Fall of Roof Fatal - Underground - Tennessee
Kopper Glo Mining, LLC - Double Mountain Mine

Fatality #17 - November 17, 2012
Machinery - Underground - Illinois
Big Ridge Inc - Willow Lake Portal

Fatality #18 - November 30, 2012
Powered Haulage - Underground - West Virginia
White Buck Coal Company - Pocahontas Mine

Fatality #19 - November 30, 2012
Other (Impoundment) - Surface of Underground - West Virginia
Consolidation Coal Company - Robinson Run No 95

Fatality #20 - December 14, 2012
(Determined Chargeable July 8, 2013)

Slip/Fall of Person - Surface - Alabama
Taft Coal Sales & Associates Incorporated - Choctaw Mine

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