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Preliminary Report - Fatality #1 - January 25, 2017

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Preliminary Report Overview

A miner was reported missing and was later discovered under a rib failure several hours later. The miner was found in an abadoned section of the mine beyond a barricade berm, along the top of a 20 foot high, waste material spoil pile. The victim was recovered on January 26, 2017, at approximately 3:30 a.m. and officially pronounced dead by the local medical examiner.