Fatality #4 - March 28, 2018

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: D-11 Panther, 29 Porter Hill, P. O. Box 249 Stanville, KY 41659
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Jeffery A Hoops
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: March 28, 2018 - 2:15am

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:

Jack Harris , Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 606.546.5123

Preliminary Report

At approximately 2:00 a.m., a 29-year-old belt foreman was fatally injured while he and a coworker were making a conveyor belt splice. While the victim was on the belt, the conveyor belt started unexpectedly. The victim became entangled in the chains of the belt clamp and received fatal injuries as the conveyor belt moved.

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY – On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, a 29-year-old belt foreman with .eight years of total mining experience was fatally injured while he and a co-worker were in the process of splicing an underground conveyor belt when the conveyor belt inadvertently started.  The victim became entangled with the belt splicing tools as the conveyor belt moved.

Final Report

CAI-2018-04 

 

 

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION

Underground Coal Mine

Fatal Powered Haulage Accident

March 28, 2018