Fatality #12 - August 6, 2013
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 Lead Investigator Charles Ramsey 606-573-3400.
At approximately 12:00 PM, on 08/06/2013, a continuous miner operator was fatally injured on the 006 MMU during retreat mining. While mining in the first right lift of the #3 entry, a coal/rock outburst occurred fatally injuring the victim. The victim had a total of 37 years of mining experience of which 16 were at this mine, all as a continuous miner operator.
COAL MINE FATALITY - On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, a 56-year old continuous mining machine operator, with 37 years of mining experience, was killed as a result of a coal rib outburst. The section crew was retreat mining the first right lift of the #3 entry in a five entry system when the accident occurred. Two other miners were injured, one seriously.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Fatal Rib Rock Burst
August 6, 2013
Huff Creek No. 1
Lone Mountain Processing, Inc.
AHolmes Mill, Harlan County, Kentucky
ID No. 15-17234