Preliminary Report - Fatality #3 - March 3, 2012

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A fatal accident occurred on the 001 Section in the No. 3 Entry just outby the face. The victim was in the process of installing a canopy on the Joy 21 SC Shuttle Car. The victim was seated in the operator's compartment of the shuttle car and was attempting to position the machine underneath the suspended canopy. As he was positioning the shuttle car struck the canopy and the canopy fell striking the victim in the head resulting in fatal injuries. The accident is currently under investigation by MSHA personnel.