Preliminary Report - Fatality #18 & #19 - October 28, 2011

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On October 28, 2011 at approximately 6:27 a.m. a certified blaster and blaster helper received fatal injuries at the Equality Mine operated by Annstrong Coal Company. A portion of the highwall failed in the west end of the #11 pit covering the truck and the two miners. A 103(J) Order has been issued and MSHA investigators are on site conducting an investigation.