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August 23, 2022 Fatality

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: El Segundo, Mckinley, NEW MEXICO
Mine Controller: Peabody Energy
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: August 23, 2022 03:50 am

A contractor was fatally injured when he was pinned between the bucket door and back edge of the bucket of an electric rope shovel.

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 August 23, 2022, a contract mechanic received fatal injuries while performing maintenance on the bucket (dipper) of an electric rope shovel.  A plastic block, used to prop open the dipper door, dislodged causing the dipper door to close and pin the victim against the back edge of the dipper.