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Preliminary Report - Fatality #5 - February 12, 2013

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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
with a slate bar, the load quickly shifted hitting the slate bar. The slate bar flew back and struck the victim on the right side of his face. The victim
was knocked unconscious and was transported to the surface where he was flown by Health Net to Ruby Memorial Hospital.