Preliminary Report - Fatality #1 - January 4, 2016

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On 01/04/2016 a 53 year old miner received fatal injuries when he became entangled in a moving underground belt conveyor. The victim was preparing to change out a hold up roller when he was caught by the moving belt and roller. The accident occurred underground at the company #1 belt drive at the Greenbrier Minerals, LLC Lower War Eagle Mine 4609319 located in Wyoming County, WV.