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Fatality #12 - September 23, 2009

Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
Location: MC#1 Mine, Illinois
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Coalfield Transport Inc
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: September 23, 2009 - 9:35pm

Fatality Alert

On Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at approximately 9:35 p.m., Robert B. Comer, a contract miner/driller was fatally injured when he fell from a work platform to the bottom of a shaft that was under construction. Comer and four other employees were working on the top deck of a two-deck work platform that was suspended in the 22 foot diameter shaft. A section of steel grating covering an opening in the center of the platform was removed to facilitate the removal of the concrete remix (a special pipe used during concrete pours in the shaft).

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