Accident Report: Fatality Reference
Preliminary Report Overview
On January 16, 2016, at 5:50 p.m., a 31 year old continuous mining machine operator with 12 years of mining experience was fatally injured when a section of a coal/rock rib measuring approximately 4 and 1/2 feet long, 3 feet high and 3 feet thick fell and pinned him to the mine floor. The miner was remotely operating the machine in the number 2 entry of MMU-004 when the accident occurred. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced.