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Fatality #17 - December 12, 2009

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Pe Southern Pike Co, Kentucky
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: TECO Coal Corporation
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: December 12, 2009 - 6:30am

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY -On Saturday, December 12, 2009, a 52-year old contract truck driver/mechanic, with 30 years experience, was fatally injured while driving a truck, loaded with coal, on a mine haul road. The victim apparently lost control of the loaded coal truck and either jumped or was thrown from the cab of the truck. The truck ran into the berm on the outer edge of the road and struck the victim before overturning onto the haul road. 

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