Fatality #2 - February 20, 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:
Kerry Miller, Lead Accident Investigator
On February 20, 2015, at approximately 2:00 p.m., a 29 year old roof bolter helper received fatal injuries when he was pinned between a piece of roof rock and the top of the drill canopy in the No. 2 Slope Entry, 180 feet inby survey station No. 4794 in the A Mains, MMU 001. The victim was repositioning roof mesh for the next row of permanent supports to be installed when the accident occured.
COAL MINE FATALITY – On February 20, 2015, a 29-year-old roof bolter helper with 3 years and 48 weeks of mining experience was killed when a piece of rock approximately 3 feet wide, 11½ feet long, and 3 to 16 inches thick fell and pinned him against the top of the drill canopy of a roof bolting machine. The roof bolting machine was positioned to install the next row of permanent supports when the accident occurred.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH