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Preliminary Report - Fatality #10 - June 25, 2012

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While in the process of laying track, the victim started setting timbers, approximately 70' outby Survey Station # 6080, in the number 5 belt/track entry. The victim was wedging a timber against the mine roof, to support the rib, when a section of rib rolled on top of the victim, resulting in fatal, crushing injuries. He was treated by METs and transported to the surface. The victim was then transported to Pikeville Medical Center, by West Care Ambulance Service.