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September 1, 2022 Fatality

Accident Classification: Electrical
Location: Coalburg Tunnel Mine, Kanawha, West Virginia
Mine Type: Coal
Mine Controller: Seven Energy AG
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: September 1, 2022 - 4:41pm

Preliminary Report

A miner was electrocuted when he contacted a hook that became energized after it penetrated the 480-volt cable that supplied electrical power to a roof bolting machine. 

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.