Fatality #9 - August 20, 2014

Accident Classification: Electrical
Location: Buchanan Mine #1, Virginia
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: CONSOL Energy Inc
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: August 20, 2014 - 10:55am

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:

Dennis Short, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 276-498-1758

Preliminary Report

The victim was fatally electrocuted while troubleshooting a Fletcher DDR-15A roof bolting machine on 24 Right section. The panel cover was removed from the machine and the victim was working inside the energized panel when the accident occurred.

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY – On Wednesday, August 20, 2014, a 41-year-old maintenance supervisor with approximately 19 years of mining experience was killed when he came in contact with an energized component inside an explosion proof enclosure.  The victim had removed the enclosure’s panel cover and was troubleshooting or performing electrical work on the 600 VAC roof bolting machine when he was electrocuted.

Final Report

CAI-2014-09

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Coal Mine Safety and Health

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION

Underground Coal Mine

Fatal Electrical Accident
August 20, 2014

Buchanan Mine #1
CONSOL Buchanan Mining Company, LLC
Mavisdale, Buchanan County, Virginia
ID No. 44-04856

Lead Accident Investigator

Dennis A. Shortt
Electrical Specialist