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February 28, 2022 Fatality

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Berwind Deep Mine, Mcdowell, West Virginia
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Ramaco Resources Inc
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: February 28, 2022 - 5:25am

Preliminary Report

A contract miner was tramming a single boom face drill to the surface when he became pinned between the drill and the coal rib. 

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 February 28, 2022, a contract miner died when he was crushed between the rib and a single boom face drill.  The victim was alongside the drill using the onboard tram lever controls when the accident occurred because the remote control was inoperable.