Fatality #5 - February 12, 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 Richard Vincent, Lead Investigator, 304-842-0610.
On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at approximately 9:40P.M., the supply crew was transporting four shield carriers of longwall parts along the Main
West track haulage. The crew experienced a derailment with four cars off track. While attempting to put one of the cars back on track, the victim
was seriously injured. The shield carrier was raised with an air bag, and while trying to straighten the wheels and pry the wheel flange over the rail
COAL MINE FATALITY - On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, a 51-year-old motorman with 31 years of mining experience was seriously injured while attempting to re-rail a shield carrier. The shield carrier was raised with an air bag. The victim was attempting to straighten the wheels and pry the wheel flange high enough to clear the rail. As the wheel flange cleared the rail, the shield carrier shifted, causing the slate bar to fly back and strike the victim in the face. The victim later died of the injury.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Underground Coal Mine
Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
February 12, 2013
Consolidation Coal Company
I.D. No. 46-01433