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District 5 - Coal Mine Safety and Health


A Near Miss


On January 29, 2005 a nonfatal falling material accident occurred at a preparation plant. Two (2) employees went inside the rotor breaker coal chute to make repairs. While prying down frozen coal material (approximately 1.5 tons) one worker positioned himself underneath, and in line across from the frozen material. The material dislodged, striking the victim and inflicting numerous injuries.

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