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Fatality #9 - May 16, 2008

Accident Classification: Electrical
Location: Aracoma Alma Mine #1, West Virginia
Mine Controller: Massey Energy Company
Mine Type: Underground
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: May 16, 2008 08:45 pm

COAL MINE FATALITY - On Friday, May 16, 2008, a 24 year old electrician with 4 years of mining experience was fatally injured when he cut into an energized shuttle car trailing cable. The victim was attempting to make an electrical repair on the shuttle car when he used a cable cutter tool to cut into an energized lead.