Fatality #22 - December 3, 2011

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Oxford Mining #3, Ohio
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Oxford Resources Partners, LP
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: December 3, 2011 - 8:35am

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 Joedy Gutta, Lead Accident Investigator at 304-225-6800.

Preliminary Report

On Saturday, December 3, 2011, at approximately 8:35a.m., a bulldozer operator was seriously injured when the bulldozer he was operating travelled over a highwall and fell approximately 90 feet to the pit below. The victim was in the process of clearing grubbing topsoil and preparing the area for the next shot The victim was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the bulldozer. The victim expired on December 6, 2011, as a result of the injuries sustained in this accident

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY - On Saturday, December 3, 2011, at approximately 8:35 a.m., a bulldozer operator with 18 years of mining experience was seriously injured when the bulldozer he was operating travelled over a highwall and fell approximately 90 feet to the pit below. The victim was in the process of clearing topsoil from the bench in preparation for the next blast. The victim was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the bulldozer. The victim died on December 6, 2011, from the injuries sustained in this accident.

Final Report

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRIATION 

COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH 

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION 

Surface Mine