Fatality #33 - April 22, 2010

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Beckley Pocahontas Mine, West Virginia
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: International Coal Group, Inc.
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: April 22, 2010 - 11:15pm

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY - On Thursday, April 22, 2010, a 28-year old continuous mining machine operator with 5 years of experience was fatally injured when he was crushed between the conveyor boom of the continuous mining machine and the coal rib. The victim was located near the continuous mining machine while positioning it. The mining height in this area was approximately five feet. 

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