Fatality #16 - October 7, 2011

Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
Location: Mine No 1, Kentucky
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Curtis Laws
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: October 7, 2011 - 2:00am

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 Kevin Doan, Lead Accident Investigator at 606-573-3400.

Preliminary Report

At approximately 2:00A.M. on the active 003 MMU, the victim was attempting to repair the conveyor chain on the Jeffrey model 94L bridge conveyor. The victim was positioned underneath the in by portion of the bridge conveyor when the machine suddenly fell, pinning the victim. Other miners on the unit extricated the victim, began C.P.R. and transported the victim to the surface. Paramedics with the ambulance service used an
A.E.D and determined there was no need for further rescue efforts.

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY - On Friday, October 7, 2011, a 23-year-old section repairman with five years of mining experience was killed when a continuous haulage conveyor fell on him. A rock had been used to block up the continuous haulage conveyor. The victim was working beneath the continuous haulage conveyor attempting to repair the bridge conveyor chain.

Final Report

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH REPORT OF INVESTIGATION