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Fatality #1 - January 28, 2015

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Brubaker Mine, Pennsylvania
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: JAZ Ventures LP
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: January 28, 2015 - 5:48pm

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:

Richard Gindlesperger, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 814.266.0008

Preliminary Report

On January 28, 2015, at approximately 6:30 p.m., a 43 year old mine operator received fatal crushing injuries when he was pinned between the remote control continuous-miner conveyor boom and the right rib in the No. 5 Entry 55 feet inby survey station No. 2035 of the Lebeau Mains 001 MMU. The continuous-miner was being operated from a remote position in the No. 5 Entry for the next mining cycle when the accident occurred.

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY – On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, a 43-year-old continuous mining machine operator with 10 years of mining experience was killed when he was pinned between the conveyor boom of a remote controlled continuous mining machine and a coal rib.  The victim was operating the continuous mining machine from a remote position in the entry and was preparing for the next mining cycle when the acc

Final Report

CAI-2015-01 UNITED STATES

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION

Underground Coal Mine

Fatal Machinery Accident
January 28, 2015