Preliminary Report - Fatality #12 - August 6, 2013

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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.