Fatality #5 - June 4, 2018

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Morgan Camp Mine, Randolph County, WV
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Metinvest B V
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: June 4, 2018 - 11:40am

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:

Jeffrey Channell​, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 304.842.0610

Preliminary Report

On June 4, 2018, at approximately 11:40 p.m., a diesel-powered personnel carrier travelled over a roof jack lying in the roadway. The roof jack was propelled into the passenger’s compartment and struck the victim’s head. The victim was flown to a hospital where he died as a result of his injuries

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY - On Monday, June 4, 2018, a 43-year-old miner with 10 years of mining experience, was fatally injured when a roof jack struck him in the head.  At the time of the accident, the miner was a passenger in a personnel carrier that traveled over the roof jack, which was lying in the roadway at the time.  As a result of being hit, the roof jack was propelled into the passenger’s compartment, striking the victim. The victim was flown to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

Final Report

CAI-2018-05

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION