Fatality #1 - January 28, 2015
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
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.
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
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