Fatality #8 - June 13, 2017

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Gateway Eagle Mine, West Virginia
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Blackhawk Mining LLC
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: June 13, 2017 - 8:50pm

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:

Mark Muncy, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 304.732.6410

Preliminary Report

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, a 32-year-old continuous mining machine operator was fatally injured when he was pinned between the cutter head of a remote controlled continuous mining machine and the coal rib. The victim as backing the continuous mining machine from the working face when the accident occurred.

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY - On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, a 32-year-old continuous mining machine operator was fatally injured when he was pinned between the cutter head of a remote controlled continuous mining machine and the coal rib. The victim was backing the continuous mining machine from the working face when the accident occurred.

Final Report

CAI-2017-08

 

UNITED STATES

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION

Underground Coal Mine

Fatal Machinery Accident

June 13, 2017

Gateway Eagle Mine

Rockwell Mining, LLC

Wharton, Boone County, WV

ID No. 46-06618