Fatality #4 - March 28, 2018
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
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.
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.
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