Fatality #2 - February 17, 2009
COAL MINE FATALITY - On Tuesday, February 17, 2009, a 27-year old tractor-trailer driver was fatally injured when he was struck by falling lumber. The victim was an over the road truck driver who was delivering a load of lumber to the mine on a flat bed tractor-trailer. A mine employee was using a forklift to unload the lumber from the trailer. The operator of the forklift attempted to remove two bundles of lumber from the driver's side of the trailer. When he raised the forks, two bundles of lumber fell off the trailer on the passenger's side and struck the victim.