Fatality #1 - February 6, 2009
Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Republic Energy, West Virginia
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Massey Energy Company
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: February 6, 2009 - 9:10am
- COAL MINE FATALITY - On Friday, February 6, 2009, a 70 year old contract truck driver with eight weeks experience on this job was fatally injured while driving a truck on a coal haulage road. The truck struck the left embankment at an angle, traveled approximately 97 feet down grade, and turned over on the road. The victim was fatally injured when he was trapped under the cab of the truck.