June 2, 2021 Fatality
A Section Foreman was fatally injured while installing a rib bolt. He was using a rib drill on the full face continuous mining machine when the corner of the mine rib sheared off and pinned him against the mining machine. The piece of rib that struck the victim consisted of rock and coal, and measured approximately 6 feet wide, 4.5 feet high, and 2 feet thick.
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 June 2, 2021, a 26-year-old section foreman with five years of mining experience was pinned against a continuous mining machine by a piece of rib. The piece fell while he was installing a rib bolt with the machine mounted rib drill.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Fall of Rib Accident
June 2, 2021
Marion County Mine
Marion County Coal Resources, Inc.
Metz, Marion County, West Virginia