Preliminary Report - Fatality #17 - October 6, 2013

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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.