Fatality #1 - January 16, 2014
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:
Frank Thomas, Lead Accident Investigator
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.
COAL MINE FATALITY - On Friday, January 16, 2014, a 20-year-old general inside laborer with 2 years of mining experience was killed when he was struck by a feeder. The victim was standing between the coal rib and the feeder when the securing post dislodged, allowing the tailpiece unit to shift and pin him between the rib and the frame of the feeder. The victim had just finished connecting a chain between the feeder and the tailpiece when the accident occurred.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
(Underground Coal Mine)
Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
January 16, 2014
Mountain View Mine
Mettiki Coal WV, LLC
Davis, Tucker County, West Virginia
I.D. No. 46-09028