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Preliminary Report - Fatality #1 - January 28, 2015

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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.