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Fatality #29 - December 7, 2008

Accident Classification: Other
Location: Thunder Ridge Mine, Kentucky
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: International Coal Group, Inc.
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: December 7, 2008 - 11:30am

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY - On Sunday, December 7, 2008, a 44 year old owner of an equipment cleaning service was overcome by the exhaust of a steam cleaner, which resulted in carbon monoxide poisoning. The victim was sitting in an area on the truck bed between two steam cleaners making repairs to one steam cleaner while the other was in operation. The victim was found slumped over the exhaust muffler of one of the steam cleaners, after being in the area working for a couple of hours. 

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