Fatality #2 - February 21, 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:
Russel Dresh, Lead Accident Investigator
The 2nd shift continous miner operator was tramming the mining machine in the last open crosscut between the #2 entry and the #1 entry when he was caught between the remote control operated continuous mining machine and the coal rib. The continuous miner operator received fatal crushing injuries.
COAL MINE FATALITY - On Friday, February 21, 2014, a 24-year-old continuous mining machine operator with 5½ years of mining experience was killed when he was pinned between the end of the boom of a continuous mining machine and the right coal rib. The miner was tramming the remote controlled continuous mining machine in the last open crosscut toward the Number 1 entry.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
(Underground Coal Mine)
Fatal Machinery Accident
February 21, 2014
Mine No. 30
Dominion Coal Corporation
Jewell Ridge, Buchanan County, Virginia
ID No. 44-06748