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Preliminary Report - Fatality #18 - November 30, 2012

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At approximately 1:20 a.m., on Friday, November 30, 2012, a 27-year old section electrician was fatally injured when he was caught between the maintenance scoop and the ripper head of the continuous mining machine. The accident occurred on the No.2 section, 006 mechanized mining unit. As he was performing maintenance on the continuous mining machine, the maintenance scoop traveled through a ventilation curtain in the No. 6 right crosscut, striking the victim.