September 5, 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:
Matthew Stone, Lead Investigator:
A continuous mining machine helper was fatally injured when he was struck by a battery-powered scoop. The victim was in the #3 entry behind a wing curtain that provided ventilation to the #3 right crosscut that was being mined. A scoop, carrying roof bolting supplies, was trammed through the #3 left crosscut, and struck the victim as it made a right-hand turn and passed through the wing curtain.