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Preliminary Report - Fatality #1 - January 16, 2014

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On Thursday, January 16, 2014, at approximately 9:00 PM, a general inside laborer was fatally injured. The victim was standing between the coal rib and the feeder on the F-Main Section. The securing post (jill-poke) became dislodged and allowed the feeder to shift and pin the victim between the rib and the frame of the feeder. The victim had just finished connecting a chain between the feeder and the tail piece when the accident occurred.