May 21, 2020 Fatality - Preliminary Report

Accident Report: Fatality Reference: 
Preliminary Report Overview: 

Two miners were working to remove a 100 horsepower electric motor. They attached a 3/4 ton come-along to a steel pipe that was overhead. A chain hoist was attached between the lifting eye of the electric motor to pull the motor. As the two miners were moving the electric motor off of the motor base, the overhead steel pipe slid forward and fell striking the victim in the head and back. The victim was driven to a local hospital for treatment. The victim was treated and released from the hospital on 5/21/2020 however, he was later hospitalized on 5/23/2020 where he passed away.

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.