December 4, 2021 Fatality
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.
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.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Fatal Machinery Accident
December 4, 2021
River View Mine
River View Coal LLC
Waverly, Union County, Kentucky
ID No. 15-19374