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Preliminary Report - Fatality #5 - February 23, 2017

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A section foreman was seriously injured by roof rock that fell in the No. 3 entry on the active working section. The rock fell from between roof bolts and was approximately 3 feet wide by 2 feet long by 3 to 4 inches thick. First aid was administered and the injured miner was transported to a medical center. Due to medical complications from the injuries he sustained, the victim died on April 6, 2017."