Fatality #13 - October 18, 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:
Gary Wilson, Lead Accident Investigator
On Saturday, October 18, 2014, at approximately 10:05 p.m., a contractor truck driver removing top soil ahead of the East Elk Pit drove off an approximately
240 foot highwall into the pit below, resulting in fatal injuries. MSHA is investigating this accident.
COAL MINE FATALITY – On Saturday, October 18, 2014, at approximately 10:05 p.m., a contractor truck driver with over 5 years of truck driving experience was killed while operating a rock truck. The driver was removing top soil ahead of the East Elk Pit when he drove off a highwall and fell approximately 240 feet.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Coal Mine Safety and Health
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Surface Coal Mine
Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
October 18, 2014
Dennis McCoy & Sons, Inc.
2820 Townsgate Rd Ste 206
Westlake Village, California 91361
MSHA ID No. 8WY