Accident Report: Fatality Reference
Preliminary Report Overview
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.