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Fatality #2 - February 21, 2014

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Mine No. 4, Mine No. 30, Virginia
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: SunCoke Energy Incorporated
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: February 21, 2014 - 9:15am

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:

Russel Dresh, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 276-679-0230

Preliminary Report

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.

Fatality Alert

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.

Final Report

CAI-2014-02 UNITED STATES
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

Accident Investigator