Fatality #4, #5 - May 12, 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:
Lee Barker, Lead Accident Investigator
At approximately 8:30 p.m., on May 12, 2014, a continuous miner operator and a roof bolter/MRS operator were fatally injured on the 009-0 MMU during retreat mining. While mining in the 4 East Mains Panel, in the No. 6 entry, a coal/rock outburst occured fatally injuring the victims.
COAL MINE FATALITY - On Monday, May 12, 2014, a 48-year-old continuous mining machine operator with 26 years of mining experience, and a 46-year-old mobile roof support operator/roof bolter with 3½ years of mining experience, were fatally injured as a result of a coal rib burst. The section crew was retreat mining in the #6 entry of the 4 East Mains Panel. They were mining the second lift of the left pillar block when the accident occurred.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Underground Coal Mine
Fatal Rib Burst Accident
May 12, 2014
Brody Mining, LLC
Brody Mine No.1
Wharton, Boone County, WV
I.D. No. 46-09086