Fatality #7 - March 17, 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:
Josh McNeely, Lead Accident Investigator
On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at approximately 3:05 a.m., a contractor fuel truck driver with four years mining experience was fatally injured. The victim was descending on the Eagle Land haul road in his fuel truck to fuel an excavator. The truck overturned and the driver was found in the truck unresponsive by mine personnel.
COAL MINE FATALITY - On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, a 52-year-old contract truck driver was killed while driving a fuel truck on a mine haulage road. The tandem axle truck was found on its top near the bottom of a long descending grade which included a sharp curve to the right. The fuel truck was fully loaded with approximately 3,500 gallons of diesel fuel. After interviews, investigators could not determine if the victim was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Surface Coal Mine
Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
March 17, 2015
Rogers Petroleum Services, Inc. (X1A)
Republic Energy, Inc.
Mahan, Fayette County, West Virginia
ID No. 46-09054