Fatality #16 - September 26, 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 Jack Harris, Lead Investigator, 606-546-5123.
At approximately 5:40 A.M. the victim was operating the continuous miner on the 001 MMU, mining the roof in preparation for the installation of a belt conveyor drive. The victim stepped approximately 8 feet inby the last row of permanent roof support, apparently to view the roof line that he hadestablished. A section of the unsupported roof approximately 6 1/2 feet long by 6 feet wide by up to 8 inches thick fell striking the victim and pinning him to the mine floor. The other miners on the crew set wooden timbers to support the area up to the victim.
COAL MINE FATALITY - On Wednesday, September 26, 2012, a 32-year old section foreman with 12 years of experience was killed by a roof fall at Kopper Glo Mining's Double Mountain Mine. He was operating the continuous mining machine to excavate a roof cavity in preparation for the installation of a belt conveyor drive.