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March 7, 2019 Fatality - Preliminary Report

Accident Report: Fatality Reference

Preliminary Report Overview

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.