March 20, 2022 Fatality
A miner died when the roof fell in the area where he was moving a water line out by 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.
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.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Fatal Fall of Roof or Back Accident
March 20, 2022
D-29 Darby Fork
INMET Mining, LLC.
Holmes Mill, Harlan County, Kentucky
ID No. 15-02263
Mine Safety and Health Specialist