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May 14, 2021 Fatality

Accident Classification: Fall of Roof or Back
Location: Kocjancic, Jefferson, Pennsylvania
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: J Clifford Forrest III
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: May 14, 2021 (All day)

Preliminary Report

A continuous mining machine operator died after he was struck by rock that fell from the roof. At the time of the accident, the victim was under unsupported roof and was operating the mining machine to mine coal in the No. 1 entry on the 001 MMU.

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 May 14, 2021, a continuous mining machine operator was fatally injured when a piece of rock fell from the roof and struck him. The victim was working under unsupported roof in the Number 1 entry.