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March 20, 2022 Fatality

Accident Classification: Fall of Roof or Back
Location: D-29 Darby Fork, Harlan, Kentucky
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Industrial Minerals Group LLC
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: March 20, 2022 - 11:02pm

Preliminary Report

A miner died when the roof fell in the area where he was moving a water line outby the retreat mining section. 

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 20, 2022, a 33 year-old miner died when he was struck by a roof fall while moving a waterline outby the retreat mining section.  The intersection of the fall area was supported with five-foot fully grouted roof bolts and 10-foot cable bolts.  The roof fall was approximately 40 feet long, 18 feet wide, and five feet thick.