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Preliminary Report - Fatality #15 - December 16, 2014

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On 12-16-2014 at approximately 11:00 CST a fatal accident occurred on the #6 section. Eli Eldridge, a repairman, was fatally injured when he was struck by a battery ram car (coal hauler). The ram car was in route to the continuous miner in the #7 entry when it came in contact with the victim. This was on the #6 unit, MMU 067-0, 7 panel South off 3rd Main East. There are 9 entries numbering left to right. The accident was inby 4+40 #7 entry (supply road).