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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 2009: 18 Last Updated: 12/17/2009
Fatality #1 - February 6, 2009
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Surface - West Virginia
Elk Run Coal Company - Republic Energy
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #2 - February 17, 2009
Fatal Alert Bulletin Handling Material - Surface - Illinois
Knight Hawk Coal, LLC - Prairie Eagle
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #3 - February 26, 2009
Fatal Alert Bulletin Slip/Fall of Person - Facility - Kentucky
Covol Fuels No.2, LLC - Minuteman Fines Recovery Plant
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #4 - March 6, 2009
Fatal Alert Bulletin Machinery - Surface - Louisiana
Dolet Hills Lignite Company LLC - Dolet Hills Lignite Company
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #5 - April 2, 2009
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Surface - Alabama
Reed Minerals Inc - Town Creek
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #6 - May 21, 2009
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Surface - Kentucky
J & A Mining, Inc. - Friday Branch #1
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #7 - June 9, 2009
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Underground - Kentucky
D & C Mining Corp - D & C Mining Corp
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #8 - June 23, 2009
Fatal Alert Bulletin Fall of Roof - Underground - Pennsylvania
Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company - Bailey Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #9 - July 28, 2009
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Surface - West Virginia
Catenary Coal Company LLC - Samples Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #10 - August 20, 2009
Fatal Alert Bulletin Fall of Face, Rib, Pillar or Highwall - Underground - Virginia
Big Laurel Mining Corporation - Mine No. 2
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #11 - September 5, 2009
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Surface - Alabama
Rock Mountain Mining-Div/Twin Pines Coal Co., Inc. - Shannon Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #12 - September 23, 2009
Fatal Alert Bulletin Slip/Fall of Person - Underground - Illinois
M-Class Mining LLC - MC#1 Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #13 - October 9, 2009
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Surface Area of Underground Mine - Tennessee
National Coal Corporation - Mine No 5A
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #14 - October 27, 2009
Fatal Alert Bulletin Hoisting - Underground - West Virginia
Newtown Energy Inc - Eagle Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #15 - November 23, 2009
Fatal Alert Bulletin Hoisting - Surface - Kentucky
Perry County Coal Corporation - Upper Second Creek Portals
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #16 - November 23, 2009
Fatal Alert Bulletin Other - Underground - Alabama
Jim Walter Resources Inc - No 7 Mine
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #17 - December 12, 2009
Fatal Alert Bulletin Powered Haulage - Surface - Kentucky
Premier Elkhorn Coal Company - PE Southern Pike Co
Fatal Investigation Report

Fatality #18 - December 16, 2009
Fatal Alert Bulletin Fall of Roof or Back - Underground - Kentucky
Sapphire Coal Company - Sandlick II
Fatal Investigation Report