Fatality #5 - June 6, 2016

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: The American Coal Company New Era Mine, Illinois
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Robert E Murray
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: June 6, 2016 - 2:05pm

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:

Brandon Naas, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 618.997.0584

 

Preliminary Report

On Monday, June 6, 2016, a 34-year old contract laborer with 7 years of total mining experience was fatally injured when a diesel front-end loader fell on him. The victim was moving gravel with the front-end loader. For some reason, he lowered the bucket and put downward hydraulic pressure on the bucket to raise the middle of the loader up. The victim and a nother miner, a company mine manager, crawled under the loader to check something, possibly a hydraulic fluid leak. The hydraulic pressure released, allowing the loader to lower on to and trap the two men under it.

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY -On June 6, 2016, a 34-year-old contract laborer with 7 years of mining experience was fatally injured when a diesel-powered front-end loader fell on him.  Working together, another miner and the victim lowered the bucket and put downward hydraulic pressure on the bucket to raise the middle of the loader.

Final Report

CAI-2016-5

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION

 

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