August 29, 2019 Fatality
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:
Bernard Caffrey, Lead Investigator:
Phone: 1-724-627-5558, ext. 223
A longwall foreman was fatally injured while exiting the longwall face on the MMU 010-0, G-1 longwall section. The victim was struck and covered by a section of mine rib measuring 25 feet in length, 3 feet in depth, and 8.5 feet in height.
The information provided in this notice is based on preliminary data ONLY and does not represent final determination regarding the nature of the incident or conclusions regarding the cause of the accident.
MSHA MINE FATALITY – On August 29, 2019, a 25 year-old section foreman with 6 years of mining experience was fatally injured while exiting the longwall face. The victim was struck and covered by a portion of mine rib measuring 25 feet in length, 3 feet in depth, and 8 ½ feet in height.