Fatality #2 - February 26, 2012

Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
Location: Calvert City Terminal LLC, Kentucky
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: John F Hunt III
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: February 26, 2012 - 1:15am

Public Notice

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 Curtis R. Hardison, Lead Accident Investigator at 270-821-4180 ext. 1261.

Preliminary Report

On Sunday, February 26, 2012, at 1 :15 a.m., a 52 year old Deckhand was determined missing. He had been assigned the task of measuring the draft of a set of empty barges that were to be loaded. The surface miner had to cross from the permanent floating work-barge to the first empty barge. Witnesses observed him on the empty barge walking up-river on the barge. He apparently fell from the barge into the Tennessee River. Coworkers saw his cap in the water and immediately called for the Marshall County Rescue Squad.

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY - On Sunday, February 26, 2012, at 1:15 a.m., a 52-year-old deckhand with 4 years of mining experience was determined missing. He had been assigned the task of measuring the draft of a set of empty barges that were to be loaded. He had to cross from the dock to the first empty barge. Witnesses observed him on the empty barge walking up-river on the barge. He apparently fell from the barge into the water. Co-workers saw his cap in the water and immediately called for the rescue squad.

Final Report

CAI-2012-02 UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION 

COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH 

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION 

Surface River Coal River Loading Facility 

Drowning Accident 

February 26, 2012 

Calvert City Terminal LLC
SCH Terminal Co., Inc.
Calvert City, Marshall County, Kentucky
ID No. 15-18639 

Accident Investigators 

Curtis Hardison
Mine Safety and Health Coal Mine Inspector