Fatality #6 - September 11, 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:
James Miller, Lead Investigator:
Phone:724.465.5591 ext. 18
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.
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.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Underground Coal Mine
Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
September 11, 2018