Preliminary Report - Fatality #7 - July 29, 2016

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Two miners were welding threaded blocks to secure the guarding around the drive-shaft between the motor and a dewatering pump located on the surface of the #3 shaft. Methane was ignited from within the shaft, and the victim was in direct line of the ignition force. The victim succumbed to the injuries received during the accident, and passed away 6 days later on August 4, 2016.