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August 11, 2021 Fatality

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Star Bridge Preparation Plant-Rail Load , Mill Creek, West Virginia
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Metinvest B V
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: August 11, 2021 - 12:00am

Preliminary Report

While conducting a pre-operational examination of his truck, a contract truck driver was struck by the rear wheels of the truck when it rolled forward.

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 August 11, 2021, a 53-year-old contract truck driver with ten years’ experience was fatally injured while conducting a pre-operational examination of a truck.  The rear wheels of the vehicle struck the truck driver when the truck rolled forward.