Fatality #14 - October 27, 2009
COAL MINE FATALITY - On Tuesday, October 27, 2009, a 56 year old trackman with 25 years of mining experience was fatally injured. While the hoist was traveling up the slope, the hoist rope broke. This allowed the brake/mantrip car, mine locomotive and loaded rail car to run away down a 16 degree, 1,750 foot slope. The victim was at the bottom of the slope. Two miners were in the brake/mantrip car when the rope broke. They jumped out of the car and received non-life threatening injuries.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Underground Coal Mine
Fatal Hoisting Accident October 27, 2009
at Eagle Mine