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Fatality #28 - December 11, 2008

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Warrior Preparation Plant, Kentucky
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Alliance Coal, LLC
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: December 11, 2008 - 3:40pm

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY - On December 11, 2008, at approximately 3:45 p.m. a contract electrician helper received fatal injuries while operating a Man-Lift between the 3rd and 4th floor of a preparation plant under construction. The lift platform had been positioned between two horizontal beams which placed the platform inside the plant. The platform became caught on the lower beam. When it was dislodged, the resulting sudden and violent movement of the platform caused fatal injuries to the operator. 

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