Fatality #9 - June 6, 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 Lead Investigator is Gregory D. Willis, 205-424-0247.
At approximately 6:15 p.m. on June 6, 2013, a fatal accident occurred at Jim Walter Resources, Inc.'s No. 7 Mine. The victim was on an elevated catwalk at discharge of the 7-2B conveyor belt to examine the belt wiper. The victim reportedly made contact with the gate/guard at the end of the catwalk and fell, making contact with the discharge chute and lower belt's skirting. Resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.
COAL MINE FATALITY - On Thursday, June 6, 2013, a 36-year-old conveyor belt foreman with 4 years of mining experience was killed while checking a belt wiper at the belt conveyor discharge. He was positioned at the end of an elevated catwalk parallel to the belt drive to check the wiper. When the victim contacted the guardrail at the end of the catwalk, it gave way and he fell below onto the moving belt conveyor.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Underground Coal Mine
Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
June 6, 2013
Jim Walter Resources, Inc.
Adger, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
I.D. No. 0101401