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Fatality #2 - February 21, 2018 - Preliminary Report

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Preliminary Report Overview

On February 21, 2018, a Highwall Mining Machine Operator was fatally injured when he contacted one phase of a 7,200 VAC electrical circuit. The victim was troubleshooting the electrical system that supplies electrical power to the mining machine. He entered the transformer station on the mining machine and contacted an energized connection on the visual disconnect.