Fatality #9 - August 22, 2018

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Haines & Kibblehouse Inc. , Berks County
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: John B Haines IV; John R Kibblehouse
Mined Material: Crushed Broken Traprock
Incident Date/Time: August 22, 2018 - 11:45am

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: 
Mike Carey , Lead Investigator:  
Phone: 724.772.2334

Preliminary Report

The victim used an aerial lift positioned under the No. 3 tunnel belt to access the take-up pulley assembly components. As the victim was attempting to manually clean the north side of the west bend pulley, he became entangled between the rotaing pulley and the moving conveyor belt, resulting in fatal
injuries.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On August 22, 2018, a 29-year old miner with 1 year of experience was fatally injured while cleaning a snub pulley.  The victim was working from an aerial lift located under the belt conveyor when he became entangled in the conveyor pulley.