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Preliminary Report - Fatality #5 - May 28, 2015

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On May 28, 2015 at approximately 11:55 am., a 45 year old foreman received fatal crushing injuries when he was pinned between the rear of a road grader and front of a loaded tractor and trailer. The tractor and trailer was transporting a highwall miner to the job site and encountered a steep incline that could not pull on its on power. A road grader was brought to assist the tractor up the incline. The foreman was between the two machines connecting a chain when the grader rolled back crushing the victim.