Fatality #23 - October 16, 2008
COAL MINE FATALITY - On Thursday, October 16, 2008, a 45-year old continuous mining machine operator was fatally injured in a crushing type accident. The operator was crushed between the cable horn on the radio-controlled continuous mining machine and the coal rib. The victim was apparently positioning the machine while standing adjacent to the cable horn. The coal seam height in this area was measured at 5 ½ feet. There were no witnesses to the accident.