December 15, 2020 Fatality

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Fords Branch Mine 1, Pike, Kentucky
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Jerry Keith Mc Peek; Eric Mc Peek
Mined Material: Crushed Broken Sandstone
Incident Date/Time: December 15, 2020 (All day)

Public Notice

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: 
Thomas R. Bower , Lead Investigator:  
Phone: 276-679-0230

Preliminary Report

The victim was fatally injured while attempting to change the right rear tire on a Caterpillar 992D Front-End Loader.

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.

Fatality Alert

MINE FATALITY – On December 15, 2020, a miner was fatally injured while changing the rear tire on a front-end loader. The victim was underneath the front-end loader when it fell.