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January 7, 2022 Fatality

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Oaktown Fuels Mine No 1, Knox, Indiana
Mine Controller: Hallador Energy Company
Mine Type: Underground
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: January 7, 2022 10:54 am

A continuous mining machine operator died when he was pinned between the continuous mining machine and a 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 January 7, 2022, a 35 year-old continuous mining machine (CMM) operator was fatally injured when he was pinned between the remote controlled CMM and the coal rib.