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Fatality #3 - February 27, 2017

Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
Location: Bishop Impoundment Area, West Virginia
Mine Type: Coal
Controller: James C Justice II
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date: February 27, 2017 - 10:15pm
Time of Death: February 27, 2017 - 10:15pm

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:

Aaron Cline, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 304.732.6410

Preliminary Report

A 43-year-old plant attendant with approximately 13 years of experience was fatally injured when he fell through a 27-inch opening of a plate press The victim was preparing to make repairs to the plate press when he fell onto the moving refuse belt approximately 18'7" below. The victim was found in a transfer chute approximately 55 feet down the belt from where he fell. 

Fatalgram

COAL MINE FATALITY - On February 27, 2017, a 43-year-old plant attendant, with approximately 13 years of experience, was fatally injured when he fell through a 27-inch opening in a plate press.  The victim had climbed a ladder to repair a damaged plate when he fell about 19 feet onto a moving refuse belt.  The victim was found in a transfer chute, approximately 55 feet down the belt from where he had fa

Final Report

CAI-2017-3

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION

Surface Coal Mine/Facility

Fatal Slip or Fall of Person Accident
February 27, 2017