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Preliminary Report - Fatality #7 - May 18, 2017

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Preliminary Report Overview

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, an outby utility miner received fatal injuries when he and another miner were travelling in atrolley-powered supply locomotive. The trolley pole came off the trolley wire while the locomotive was still moving. The victim raised up to grab the trolley pole to place it back on the trolley wire when his head contacted the mine roof and/or roof support.