Preliminary Report - Fatality #13 - August 16, 2013

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At 00:39 am, a P&H 2800 electric shovel was ascending an approximate 9% grade when the shovel lost propel capabilities and rolled backwards down the grade, crushing two ford F350 flat bed utility pickup trucks. One pickup operator received fatal crushing injuries and the second pick up operator was entrapped for approximately 1 and 1/2 hours. Upon extraction from the pick up the second miner was transported via county ambulance to Campbell County Hospital for treatment.