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August 17, 2022 Fatality

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Tunnel Ridge Mine, Ohio, WEST VIRGINIA
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Alliance Resource Partners LP
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: August 17, 2022 - 12:00am

Preliminary Report

A miner died when the supply car on which he was sitting was struck by a locomotive. He fell and was caught between the supply car and its coupler

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 August 17, 2022, a general inside laborer died when he was caught between a supply car and its coupler.  The victim was sitting on the supply car which was coupled to a locomotive parked in a track spur.  The locomotive was struck by another locomotive pulling three loaded cars into the mine.  The impact knocked the victim off the supply car, killing him.