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January 14, 2022 Fatality

Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
Location: Shoemaker Mine, Marshall, West Virginia
Mine Controller: ACNR Holdings Inc
Mine Type: Underground
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: January 14, 2022 11:30 am

While replacing a belt conveyor roller inside a preparation plant, a contractor fell approximately 27 feet onto a concrete floor. 

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 January 14, 2022, a 44-year-old contract laborer with 13 years of total experience received fatal injuries when he fell 27 feet to a concrete surface.  At the time of the accident, the contractor was on a belt conveyor in a preparation plant and was working to replace a belt conveyor roller.