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Preliminary Report - Fatality #15 - September 13, 2012

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On Thursday, September 13, 2012, at approximately 3:30 p.m. , William E. Mock, a 61 year old general inside laborer was fatally injured when he and another employee were attempting to increase the vertical clearance between the track rail and the trolley wire at 116 block on the Main North Track Haulage. The victim and another employee were cutting wooden roof planks from the mine roof, when a section of roof, above the plank fell striking the victim, pinning him to the mine floor.