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Fatality #24 - October 19, 2008

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: McElroy Mine, West Virginia
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: CONSOL Energy Inc
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: October 19, 2008 - 12:10pm

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY - On Sunday, October 19, 2008, a 58-year old rock dust motorman with 30 years mining experience was fatally injured when he was pinned between a trip of empty dollies (lowboys) and the lead motor. After the dollies were uncoupled from the lead motor, the victim was removing the drawbar from one of the dollies when the trail motor traveled around a turn and struck the uncoupled dollies. The trail motor (#47) was not attached to the trip of dollies. 

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