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Fatalities to Date for 2013: 20 Last Updated: 04/14/2014

Fatality #1 - January 26, 2013
Machinery - Surface - Kentucky
T and T Energy, LLC - Begley Resources #1 Mine

Fatality #2 - February 6, 2013
Exploding Vessels Under Pressure - Facility - West Virginia
Midland Trail Energy, LLC - Five Mile Prep Plt & Refuse Impoundment

Fatality #3 - February 7, 2013
Hoisting - Underground - West Virginia
Affinity Coal Company, LLC - Affinity Mine

Fatality #5 - February 12, 2013
Powered Haulage - Underground - West Virginia
Consolidation Coal Company - Loveridge #22

Fatality #4 - February 13, 2013
Machinery - Underground - Illinois
Knight Hawk Coal LLC - Prairie Eagle South Underground Mine

Fatality #6 - February 19, 2013
Powered Haulage - Underground - West Virginia
Affinity Coal Company, LLC - Affinity Mine

Fatality #7 - March 13, 2013
Fall of Roof or Back - Underground - West Virginia
Newtown Energy, Inc. - Peerless Rachel Mine

Fatality #8 - March 22, 2013
Fall of Roof or Back - Underground - Utah
Castle Valley Mining, LLC - Castle Valley Mine #4

Fatality #9 - June 6, 2013
Powered Haulage - Underground - Alabama
Jim Walter Resources Inc - No 7 Mine

Fatality #10 - July 2, 2013
Powered Haulage - Underground - Illinois
Peabody Midwest Mining, LLC - Wildcat Hills Mine

Fatality #11 - July 31, 2013
Machinery - Surface - Pennsylvania
Amerikohl Mining Inc - Amerikohl Strips

Fatality #12 - August 6, 2013
Fall of Face Rib or Highwall - Underground - Kentucky
Lone Mountain Processing - Huff Creek #1 Mine

Fatality #13 - August 16, 2013
Machinery - Surface - Wyoming
Thunder Basin Coal Company LLC - Black Thunder

Fatality #14 - July 3, 2013
(Determined to be Chargeable September 4, 2013)

Other (Drowning) - Facility - Pennsylvania
Maple Creek Mining Incorporated - Maple Creek Preparation Plant

Fatality #15 - October 4, 2013
Powered Haulage - Underground - West Virginia
McElroy Coal Company - McElroy Mine

Fatality #16 - October 5, 2013
Powered Haulage - Underground - Illinois
White County Coal LLC - Pattiki Mine

Fatality #17 - October 6, 2013
Machinery - Surface - Wyoming
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company - Jim Bridger Mine

Fatality #18 - October 11, 2013
Powered Haulage - Underground - Indiana
Five Star Mining Inc. - Prosperity Mine

Fatality #19 - November 4, 2013
Fall of Face/Rib/Highwall - Underground - Illinois
M-Class Mining LLC - MC#1 Mine

Fatality #20 - November 23, 2013
Machinery - Underground - Ohio
American Coal Corporation - Century Mine

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