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December 4, 2021 Fatality

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: River View Mine, Union, Kentucky
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Alliance Resource Partners LP
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: December 4, 2021 - 1:05am

Preliminary Report

On a maintenance shift, a mechanic was performing maintenance duties on a continuous mining machine (CMM) when the raised CMM tail boom lowered resulting in fatal crushing injuries.

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 December 4, 2021, a miner was performing maintenance duties on a continuous mining machine (CMM) when the raised CMM tail boom lowered, resulting in fatal crushing injuries to the miner.

Final Report

FAI-6484598-1

UNITED STATES

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION

Underground

(Bituminous Coal)

Fatal Machinery Accident

December 4, 2021

River View Mine

River View Coal LLC

Waverly, Union County, Kentucky

ID No. 15-19374

Accident Investigators