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Fatality #30 - December 29, 2008

Accident Classification: Other
Location: Ireland River Loading Facility, West Virginia
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: CONSOL Energy Inc
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: December 29, 2008 - 9:30pm
Chargeback Date: March 26, 2009 - 12:00am

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY - At about 11:30 p.m. on Monday, December 29, 2008, a foreman working at a coal load out facility was reported missing. The victim was last seen about two hours before, walking onto an empty barge that was in line to be loaded. A search was conducted of the surface areas, the load out facility, the empty fleet, and the river. The victim was recovered from the river approximately 300 yards down stream from the area where six partially loaded barges were located. 

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