Fatality #1 - January 26, 2017
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:
Tony Benton, Lead Accident Investigator
On 01/26/2017 a 42 year old beltman received fatal injuries when he became entangled in a moving belt drive roller. The victim was near the belt drive when he came in contact with the roller. There were no witnesses to the accident. The accident occurred underground at the #3 belt drive.
COAL MINE FATALITY - On Thursday, January 26, 2017, a 42-year-old miner with 23 years of mining experience was fatally injured when he contacted a moving drive roller for the section belt. The victim was positioned between the guard and the conveyor belt drive when he came in contact with the shaft of the belt drive roller.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Underground Coal Mine
Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
January 26, 2017