Fatality #8 - October 17, 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:
Russell Richardson, Lead Investigator:
Phone: 304-877-3900 ext.176
A 33 year old miner was attempting to move an auger steel with an onboard crane when a section of the auger stuck his chest. He was transported by ambulance to a hospital where he died.
Coal Mine Fatality – On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, a 33-year-old auger helper with 3 days of total surface mining experience received fatal injuries during auger mining activities. The victim was attempting to move a section of auger steel by using the onboard crane when he was struck in the chest.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Surface Coal Mine
Fatal Machinery Accident
October 17, 2018
No. 1 Surface Mine
Princess Polly Anna Coal, Inc.
Rupert, Greenbrier County, West Virginia