Fatality #4 - February 13, 2013

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Prairie Eagle South Underground Mine, Illinois
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Arch Coal Inc.; Franklin D. Robertson; James O. Bunn
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: February 13, 2013 - 8:30pm

Public Notice

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 Harry Wilcox, Benton, IL Field Office, Phone - 618-439-4355.

Preliminary Report

A continuous miner operator received fatal crushing injuries. The operator was pinned between the tail of the continuous miner and the coal rib while mining coal at the face area of the No. 1 entry of the 3rd North section.

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY - On Wednesday, February 13, 2013, a 28-year-old continuous mining machine operator was killed when he was pinned between the tail of the remote controlled continuous mining machine and the coal rib. The victim had mined the first two lifts of the cut sequence in the No. 1 entry. While repositioning the continuous mining machine to mine the final cut on left side, the victim was pinned between the tail of the machine and the coal rib on the right side.

Final Report

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MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION 

COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH 
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION 

Underground Coal Mine
Fatal Machinery Accident
February 13, 2013