Fatality #14 - September 11, 2012
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 Tim Stockman, Lead Investigator, 205-424- 0247.
On September 11, 2012, at approximately 10:15 a.m., a fatal accident occurred at the Drummond Company, Inc., Shoal Creek Mine while moving longwall equipment. A 28 year old miner was fatally injured when he was crushed between a large power center and the coal rib. Efforts were made to resuscitate the victim while he was being removed from the mine. The miner was pronounced dead on the surface.
COAL MINE FATALITY - On September 11, 2012, at approximately 10:15 a.m., a fatal accident occurred while moving longwall equipment at the Drummond Company, Inc., Shoal Creek Mine. A 28 year old miner was killed when he was crushed between the coal rib and a large power center, weighing approximately 30 tons.