Fatality #15 - November 23, 2009

Accident Classification: Hoisting
Location: Upper Second Creek Portals, Kentucky
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: TECO Coal Corporation
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: November 23, 2009 - 5:50pm

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY -On November 23, 2009, a 37-year old contract mechanic with 4 years of mining experience was fatally injured at a shaft sinking operation. The victim and another miner were disassembling a two part sheave wheel from the end of a pivoting hoist. The hoist boom fell suddenly and struck both miners. The victim died the next morning from his injuries. The other miner was treated at a hospital.

Final Report

CAI-2009- 15