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March 2, 2022 Fatality

Accident Classification: Fall of Face, Rib, Side or Highwall
Location: Maple Springs Mine, Somerset Pennsylvania
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: JAZ Ventures LP
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: March 2, 2022 - 11:05am

Preliminary Report

A miner was fatally injured when a piece of rock from a brow along the mine rib fell and struck him. 

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 March 2, 2022, a miner was fatally injured when an overhang along the mine rib fell, striking the miner and pushing him against the canopy of a twin boom roof bolting machine.  The miner freed himself from the fall, but later died.