Accident Report: Fatality Reference
Preliminary Report Overview
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.