Fatality #4 - February 13, 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 Harry Wilcox, Benton, IL Field Office, Phone - 618-439-4355.
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.
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.
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February 13, 2013