November 23, 2020 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:
Josh McNeely, Lead Investigator:
The victim was operating a scoop when he ran over a piece of four-inch plastic pipe. A piece of the pipe entered the scoop's operator’s compartment striking the victim and pinning him against the scoop's canopy.
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.
MINE FATALITY – On Nov. 23, 2020, a miner was fatally injured when the battery-powered scoop he was operating ran over a section of pipe in the roadway. The four-inch plastic pipe entered the operator’s compartment and struck him.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
November 23, 2020
American Eagle Mine
Panther Creek Mining, LLC
Cabin Creek, Kanawha County, West Virginia
ID No. 46-05437
Joshua A. McNeely
Mine Safety and Health Inspector