October 13, 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:
Matthew B Stone, Lead Investigator:
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.
MINE FATALITY – On October 13, 2020, a miner died after being struck by a battery-powered scoop. He had parked his shuttle car in an intersection and was exiting when a scoop went through a ventilation curtain in an adjacent crosscut and struck him.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
October 13, 2020
Warrior Coal, LLC
Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky
ID No. 15-17216