Fatality #2 - January 22, 2010

Accident Classification: Fall of Face, Rib, Side or Highwall
Location: Abner Branch Rider, Kentucky
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: James River Coal Company
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: January 22, 2010 - 9:15am

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY - On Friday, January 22, 2010, at approximately 9:15 a.m., a 29 year old continuous miner operator with 12 years of mining experience was fatally injured when a rib roll, approximately 70 inches high, 63 inches long, and 103 inches wide, occurred. The victim was operating a remote control continuous mining machine to clean a previously bolted crosscut when he was struck by the coal rib and pinned against the mine floor. 

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