Preliminary Report - Fatality #7 - March 13, 2013

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A 63-year old roof bolting machine operator, Asa Fitzpatrick, was fatally injured when he was struck by a large piece of roof rock while performing rib bolting activities in the 8 right crosscut on the No. 1 Section. The dimension of the rock that struck Fitzpatrick measured approximately 6' x 5.5' and averaged 5" thick.