February 28, 2022 Fatality
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.
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.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Fatal Machinery Accident
February 28, 2022
GMS Mine Repair (Contactor ID MVK)
Mt. Lake Park, Maryland
Berwind Deep Mine
Ramaco Resources, LLC
Berwind, McDowell County, West Virginia
ID No. 46-09533