Fatality #34-#35 - April 28, 2010

Accident Classification: Fall of Roof or Back
Location: Dotiki Mine, Kentucky
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Alliance Resource Partners LP
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: April 28, 2010 - 10:00pm

Public Notice

 

This posting serves to provide a public notice to employees of the mine, employees of the mining company(s), employees of independent contractors with any connection to the mine, persons with any connection to the mine, and any person with information regarding the cause or contributing factors of this accident. Please provide any information to:

 

Lead Investigator: William Barnwell

Phone: 205-290-7302

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY - - On April 28, 2010, the mine roof collapsed at approximately 10:00 p.m., resulting in fatal injuries to a 27-year old continuous miner operator with 3.5 years total mining experience and a 28-year old miner helper with 2 years total mining experience. The roof fall occurred while the miners were loading rock out of a completed extended cut. The fall measured a maximum of 19'9" in width and 10' in height. The length of the fall was approximately 70 to 75' in length, extending toward the face. 
 

Final Report

CAI-2010-34 & 35

 

UNITED STATES

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION

Underground Mine

Double Fatality Fall of Roof Accident

April 28, 2010