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Fatality #18 - July 25, 2008

Accident Classification: Fall of Roof or Back
Location: Buchanan Mine #1, Virginia
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: CONSOL Energy Inc
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: July 18, 2008 - 1:05pm

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY - On July 25, 2008, a 44 year old roof bolter operator with 20 years mining experience was fatally injured while marking the location for roof bolts to be installed. Apparently the victim was between the drill station and the installed automated temporary roof support (ATRS) when a large piece of roof rock 55" long X 50"wide ranging from 4" to 6" thick fell. The rock knocked him into the roof bolting machine causing fatal injuries. 

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