March 7, 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:
Frank Stover, Lead Investigator:
On March 7, 2019,at approximately 1 :45 p.m., a 38-year-old miner received fatal injuries while he was working on the pad of the highwatl mining machine (HWM). The miner's head was caught in a pinch point betv..een a post and a section of the HWM (i.e. push beam) that was being removed as part of the normal mining cycle.
MINE FATALITY – On Thursday, March 7, 2019, a 38-year-old miner with 10 years of mining experience received fatal injuries while he was working on the pad of a highwall mining machine (HWM). The miner was contacted in a pinch point between a post and a section of the HWM (i.e. push beam) that was being removed as part of the normal mining cycle.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Surface Coal Mine
Fatal Machinery Accident