Fatality #16 - April 18, 2014

Accident Classification: Other
Location: Crown Hill Dock, West Virginia
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: L W Hamilton; Warren Hylton
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: April 18, 2014 - 5:30am

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:

Andrew Sedlock, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 304-877-3900

Preliminary Report

On April 18, 2014, a security guard on mine property fell or slipped from the cab of his personal vehicle into a shallow diversion ditch at the base of a berm along a roadway. He was found with his face submerged in approximately 12 inches of water. An autopsy indicated that the death was "Drowning" and that a contributory condition was "marked alcohol intoxication".

A request for determination of chargeability was submitted to the Agency's Review Committee on June 11, 2014. The case was not determined to be chargeable until December 22, 2014.

Final Report

CAI-2014-16

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Coal Dock Facility

Fatal Drowning Accident
April 18, 2014

Allied Security (J1M)
Dunbar, Kanawha County, West Virginia

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Crown Hill Dock
Law River Company, LLC
Hansford, Kanawha County, West Virginia
ID No. 46-05382

Accident Investigator