Fatality #4 - March 16, 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:
Jason D. Hess, Lead Accident Investigator
David Brummitte, Section Foreman, was performing examination duties on the 003 MMU pillar section in the crosscut between No. 3 and No. 4 entries 90 feet inby spad 4450. Mr. Brummitte was working alone when he was struck by a rib roll and pinned against a Joy 10 SC shuttle car. Mr. Brummitte recevied blunt force injuries to his right side and upper body resultinng in his death.
COAL MINE FATALITY – On Monday, March 16, 2015, a 34-year-old section foreman with 10 years of mining experience was killed when a coal/rock rib approximately 90 inches long, 45 inches high, and 15 to 18 inches thick fell and pinned him against the side of a shuttle car.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Underground Coal Mine
Fatal Rib Fall Accident
March 16, 2015
Deep Mine 41
Paramont Coal Company Virginia, LLC
McClure, Dickenson County, Virginia
ID No. 44-07223
Lead Accident Investigator