Fatality #36 - May 10, 2010

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Ruby Energy, West Virginia
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Massey Energy Company
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: May 10, 2010 - 10:56am

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY - On Monday, May 10, 2010, a 55 year old continuous mining machine operator, with approximately 37 years of mining experience, received crushing injuries when he was pinned between a shuttle car and a coal rib. As the loaded shuttle car turned into the last open crosscut, the victim was positioned in the outside turn radius of the shuttle car and was crushed between the shuttle car and the coal rib. The victim passed away on Friday, May 21, 2010 while hospitalized.

Final Report

CAI-2010-36