Fatality #16 - November 23, 2009
COAL MINE FATALITY -On Monday, November 23, 2009, a mine foreman, accompanied by another miner, was conducting the weekly examination in the tailgate entries of the Southwest A Panel (No. 2 Longwall) bleeder system. When the miners failed to report out of the bleeders, a search began for them. They were found on the tailgate side of the bleeder, one responsive and the other non-responsive. Rescue operations were implemented, but hampered due to environmental conditions. When brought to the surface, the responsive miner was hospitalized and later released.
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Underground Coal Mine