Fatality #15 - December 29, 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:
Frank Stover, Lead Accident Investigator
At Approximately 12:57 AM 12/29/2017 a 34 year old buldozer operator was fataly injured while removing overburden. The Caterpillar D-9 buldozer he was operating traveled over a 100 foot highwall and continued down the spoll bank coming to rest approximately 400 feet from the top of the highwall. The victim was ranspoted by health net and pronounced dead at the hospital.
COAL MINE FATALITY - On Friday, December 29, 2017, at approximately 12:57 a.m., a 34-year-old bulldozer operator with 10 years of mining experience was fatally injured. While pushing overburden toward the edge of a highwall, the bulldozer he was operating travelled over the edge, down an embankment, and came to rest approximately 400 feet from where it went over the highwall.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Surface Coal Mine
Fatal Machinery Accident
December 29, 2017
Black Jewell, LLC
S-7 Surface Mine
Fayette County West Virginia
I.D. No. 46-07491