Fatality #11 - September 16, 2014

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: West Ridge Mine, Utah
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Robert E Murray
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: September 16, 2014 - 1:39am

Public Notice

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:

Tom Barrington, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 435-630-6620

Preliminary Report

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at approximately 1:39 a.m., a miner was fatally injured when the Wagner ST-2D mobile diesel can-setter he was
operating articulated, crushing him. The accident occurred at the entrance to the 23rd East Longwall section. There were no witnesses to the accident.

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY – On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, a mobile equipment operator, with 10 years of mining experience, was killed while operating a mobile diesel can–setter.  He was stock piling pallets to prepare for the extraction of a longwall when he was crushed in the articulation area of the can-setter.

Final Report

CAI-2014-11

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Coal Mine Safety and Health

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION

Underground Mine

Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
September 16, 2014

West Ridge Mine
West Ridge Resources Inc.
East Carbon, Carbon County, Utah
ID No. 42-02233

 

Accident Investigators

Thomas E. Barrington
Coal Mine Safety and Health Inspector