Fatality #6 - September 11, 2018

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Kocjancic, Jefferson County, PA
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: J Clifford Forrest III
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: September 11, 2018 - 4:10am

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: 
James Miller, Lead Investigator:  
Phone:724.465.5591  ext. 18

Preliminary Report

On September 11, 2018, at approximately 4:10 p.m., a Mobile Bridge Conveyor Operator was fatally injured when he was crushed between a bridge conveyor and the coal rib. At the time of the accident, the continuous mining machine was being repositioned. The bridge conveyor moved because it was connected to the mining machine.

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY – On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, a mobile bridge conveyor (MBC) operator, with 8 weeks of mining experience, was fatally injured during the mining process.  The continuous mining machine (CMM) and attached MBCs had been backed out of a completed cut.  While the CMM was being repositioned, it moved the attached MBCs and crushed the victim between his MBC and the coal rib.