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Preliminary Report - Fatality #22 - December 3, 2011

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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