Fatality #17 - October 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 David Hamilton, 307-682-1142.
On 10/06/2013 at approximately 2:30am, the operator of the Cat D11 R dozer, Co. #548, sustained fatal injuries when the dozer he was operating went over the edge of the highwall while building the drill pattern bench. Drill bench work being done was between station 56 and ramp 55. Estimated height of highwall at this point is 150'. MSHA is investigating the accident.
COAL MINE FATALITY - On Sunday, October 6, 2013, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a 44-year old bulldozer operator, with approximately 10 years of experience, sustained fatal injuries when the dozer he was operating went over the edge of a highwall.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION