Preliminary Report - Fatality #3 - January 19, 2016

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On January 19, 2016, at approximately 4:05 p.m., a 36 year old continuous mining machine operator received fatal crushing injuries when he was pinned between the tail of the continuous mining machine and the inby coal rib in the last open crosscut between No. 5 and No. 6 Entries on No. 4 Unit, MMU 029-0. The continuous mining machine was being positioned to cut No. 6 Left when the accident occurred.