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June 2, 2021 Fatality - Preliminary Report

Accident Report: Fatality Reference: 
Preliminary Report Overview: 

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.