Fatality #5 - February 12, 2013

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Loveridge #22, West Virginia
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: CONSOL Energy Inc.
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: February 12, 2013 - 9:40pm

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 Richard Vincent, Lead Investigator, 304-842-0610.

Preliminary Report

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

Fatality Alert

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.

Final Report

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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 

Loveridge #22
Consolidation Coal Company
I.D. No. 46-01433 

Accident Investigators