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Fatality #12 - August 19, 2015

Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
Location: Mine No. 1, Illinois
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Alliance Resource Partners LP
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: August 19, 2015 - 8:45pm

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:

Harry Wilcox, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 618.997.0584


Preliminary Report

On August 19, 2015, a 45-year old belt man with 7 years of total mining experience was injured when the discharge boom of a conveyor belt drive he was working to install fell striking him on the left shoulder. On October 1, 2015, while off work due to this injury the victim passed away. The death certificate listed clinical debilitation due to left shoulder injury as a contributing cause and that the manner of death was accident. Based on the findings of teh death certificate autopsy the Fatality Review Committee determined that the death should be caused to the mining industry.

Final Report