October 13, 2020 Fatality

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Cardinal, Hopkins, Kentucky
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Alliance Resource Partners LP
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: October 13, 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: 
Matthew B Stone, Lead Investigator:  
Phone: 270-821-4180

Preliminary Report

A miner died from his injuries after being struck by a battery-powered scoop. The victim had parked his shuttle car in an intersection when a scoop went through a curtain in an adjacent crosscut and struck the victim exiting his shuttle car.

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.