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December 4, 2021 Fatality - Preliminary Report

Accident Report: Fatality Reference: 
Preliminary Report Overview: 

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.