Fatality #7 - June 4, 2014

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: North Antelope Rochelle Mine, Wyoming
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Peabody Energy
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: June 4, 2014 - 5:35am

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:

Lois Duwenhoegger, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 307-682-1142

Preliminary Report

At approximately 05:35 am, on June 4, 2014, a 25 year old contract employee was fatally injured when he was crushed between the hood and the frame of a Metso Horizontal Impact Crusher. The crusher was located on the North Antelope Rochelle Mine at the Rail Loop East Scoria Crusher Pit. MSHA is investigating the accident.

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY – On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, a 25-year-old contract equipment operator with 24 weeks of experience was killed when he was crushed between the hood and frame of an impact crusher.  The victim had just finished clearing a large rock from the crusher area when the accident occurred.

Final Report

CAI-2014-07 UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION 

COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH 

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION 
 

Surface Coal Mine
Fatal Machinery Accident
June 04, 2014

Rogers Construction Inc. (S843)
Whitewood, South Dakota

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North Antelope Rochelle Mine
Peabody Powder River Mining LLC
Wright, Campbell County, Wyoming
ID No. 48-01353

Accident Investigators