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Fatality #3 - February 26, 2009

Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
Location: Minuteman Fines Recovery Plant, Kentucky
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Headwaters Energy Services Inc.
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: February 26, 2009 - 2:08pm

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY - On Thursday, February 26, 2009, a 50-year old contractor with no mining experience was fatally injured when he fell from a step ladder. The victim was standing on one of the steps of a 10 foot step ladder while assisting a co-worker with the installation of a rolling steel overhead door. The two contractors were positioned on either side the door when it began to roll from the fully opened position. The door struck the ladder, causing the victim to fall, striking his head on the concrete pad.

Final Report

CAI-2009- 03