Fatality #6 - May 31, 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:
Brandon Naas, Lead Accident Investigator
At approximately 8:05 pm on May 31, 2015, a mine examiner was found unconscious and unresponsive by another mine examiner at crosscut 193 on the Main South travelway. The victim was driving a 2-seat diesel mantrip (S/N 126) en route to examine a set of seals. The victim was located along the East coal rib, and the mantrip was nosed into the West rib just inby the location of the victim. First aid was performed on the victim but was unsuccessful. The victim was transported to the surface of the mine where he was pronounced dead by the coroner.
COAL MINE FATALITY – On Sunday, May 31, 2015, a 59-year-old mine examiner with 32 years of mining experience was found unconscious, unresponsive, and lying in a travel way. The victim had been driving a diesel mantrip to travel to a set of seals to examine them. The victim was located along the east coal rib, and the front right corner of the mantrip was in contact with the west rib just inby the location of the victim.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Underground Coal Mine