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Fatality #5 - February 23, 2017

Accident Classification: Fall of Roof or Back
Location: Mine No. 5, West Virginia
Mine Type: Coal
Controller: Anthony P Cline
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date: February 23, 2017 - 9:30pm
Time of Death: April 6, 2017 - 4:45pm

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:

Ricky Runyon, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 304.752.5315

Preliminary Report

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." 

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY - On February 23, 2017, a 62-year-old section foreman was seriously injured by falling roof rock in the No.

Final Report

  CAI-2017-5

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION