Preliminary Report - Fatality #6 - May 14, 2014

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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.