Fatality #6 - May 14, 2014

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: MC#1 Mine, Illinois
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Coalfield Transport Inc
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: May 14, 2014 - 2:15pm

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:

Harry Wilcox, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 618-997-0584

Preliminary Report

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at approximately 2:15 p.m., a roof bolter operator was fatally injured. The victim was pinned between a roof bolting machine and the coal rib as he was walking along side of the roof bolter. This accident occurred on the roadway to the Viking Portal No. 1 longwall tailgate section. The section equipment was in the process of being removed from the longwall set up rooms.

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY – On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, a 25-year-old roof bolter operator with 1 year and 44 weeks mining experience was killed when he was pinned between a roof-bolting machine and the coal rib. The victim and another roof bolter operator were in the process of tramming the roof-bolting machine in the outby direction in the No. 3 entry on the No. 1 Longwall Tailgate. They had trammed the roof bolting machine from the 151 crosscut to approximately the 89 ½ crosscut when the accident occurred.

Final Report

CAI-2014-06 UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION

Underground Coal Mine

Machinery
May 14, 2014

MC #1 Mine
M-Class Mining, LLC
Macedonia, Franklin County, Illinois
I.D. No. 11-03189

Accident Investigators

Harry Wilcox
Coal Mine Safety and Health Inspector

Michael Tite
Coal Mine Safety and Health Inspector