Fatality #6 - May 6, 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:
David Hamilton, Lead Accident Investigator
On Saturday May 6, 2017 at approximately 5:00 p.m. a miner operating a Caterpillar 777F truck was dumping overburden over a highwall. The truck went over the highwall and fell approximately 150 feet. EMT's tried to revive the victim but were unsuccessful. An ambulance transported the victim to the Colstrip Medical Clinic, where he was pronounced dead.
COAL MINE FATALITY - On Saturday, May 6, 2017, a 62-year-old miner with 14 years of mining experience was fatally injured when the haul truck he was operating went over the highwall and fell approximately 150 feet. The victim was dumping overburden over the highwall when the accident occurred.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Coal Mine Safety and Health
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Surface Coal Mine
Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
May 6, 2017