Fatality #1 - January 4, 2016

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Lower War Eagle, West Virginia
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Coronado Coal LLC
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: January 4, 2016 - 12:56am

Public Notice

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:

Rodney Lusk, Lead Accident Investigator

Phone: 304-732-6410 ext. 1250

Preliminary Report

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.

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY --On Monday, January 4, 2016, a 53 year-old belt foreman/fireboss with 34 years of mining experience was fatally injured when he came in contact with 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 pulled into the roller.

Final Report

CAI-2016-1

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