Fatality #11 - December 29, 2018

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Centralia Coal Mine, Centralia, Lewis County, WA
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Trans Alta Corp
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: December 29, 2018 - 5:45pm

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: 
Benjamin C. Burns , Lead Investigator:  
Phone: 707-447-9844

Preliminary Report

The victim drowned when the dredge he was operating sank.

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY – On December 29, 2018, a 25-year old dredge operator, with 21 weeks of experience, was fatally injured at a coal mine. The victim drowned when the dredge he was operating sank.

Final Report

CAI-20­18-11

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION

Surface Dredge
Coal (Bituminous)

Fatal Drowning Accident

December 29, 2018

Coalview Centralia LLC (A5961)

Centralia, Washington
at
Trans Alta Centralia Mining LLC
Centralia Coal Mine
Centralia, Lewis County, Washington
Mine ID No. 45-00416
Investigators