September 9, 2019 Fatality - Preliminary Report

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Preliminary Report Overview: 

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.