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October 19, 2021 Fatality

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Buckingham Mine, Perry, Ohio
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Charles C Ungurean
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: October 19, 2021 - 2:44pm

Preliminary Report

A mechanic was trying to remove a pin from the bed leveling cylinder on an articulating haul truck, when the bed of the truck fell on the victim.

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 October 19, 2021, a 58-year-old mechanic with 17 years of experience was fatally injured when the articulated haul truck bed collapsed on him while he performed maintenance on the truck.