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Fatality #37 - June 8, 2010

Accident Classification: Ignition or Explosion of Gas or Dust
Location: Choctaw Mine, Alabama
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Walters Minerals, Inc.
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: June 8, 2010 - 9:25am

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY - - On Tuesday, June 8, 2010, a 38-year old service truck operator with seven years of mining experience, was fatally injured while in the process of refueling a diesel track-mounted highwall drill. The operator was apparently placing the fuel nozzle into the diesel fuel tank when an ignition/explosion erupted into a fire, engulfing him in flames. 

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