Fatality #14 - October 27, 2009

Accident Classification: Hoisting
Location: Eagle Mine, West Virginia
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Robert E. Ellis
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: October 27, 2009 - 11:30pm

Fatality Alert

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.

Final Report

CAI-2009-14

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