Fatality #10 - December 20, 2018

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: North Fork, Somerset County, PA
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: AK Steel Holding Corporation
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: December 20, 2018 (All day)

Preliminary Report

On December 20, 2018, at approximately 3:00a.m., a miner was crushed between a mobile bridge conveyor and the coal rib resulting in a fatal accident. The accident occurred in the No. 3 Entry of the 5 Right, D Room Section (MMU-002), as the continuous haulage system was preparing to mine in the face of the No. 5 Entry.

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY – On Thursday, December 20, 2018, a mobile bridge carrier (MBC) operator, with 5 years and 21 weeks of mining experience, was fatally injured while operating his detached, remote-controlled machine during the mining process.  As the continuous haulage system pulled forward in preparation of mining, he was crushed between the coal rib and the No. 2 mobile bridge conveyor that was between both mobile bridge carriers.

Final Report

CAI-2018-10

UNITED STATES

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH