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Fatality #12 - August 25, 2017

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Pleasant Hill Mine, West Virginia
Mine Type: Coal
Controller: Metinvest B V
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date: August 25, 2017 - 9:55am
Time of Death: August 25, 2017 - 9:55am

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:

Tyler Peddicord, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 304.225.6823

 

Preliminary Report

The victim was conducting an examination of the conveyor belt. It appears he attempted to cross over the moving No. 1 conveyor belt near the transfer point with the No. 2 conveyor belt. He apparently lost his footing and fell onto the No. 1 conveyor belt; he received fatal injuries.

Fatalgram

COAL MINE FATALITY - On Friday, August 25, 2017, a 51-year-old mine examiner with 27 years of mining experience was killed when, near the transfer point with the No. 2 conveyor belt, he apparently lost his footing attempting to cross over the moving No. 1 conveyor belt. He fell onto the No. 1 belt and hit a belt crossover located approximately 10 feet outby. The victim was found beside the conveyor belt just outside the mine entrance.