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September 1, 2022 Fatality

Accident Classification: Electrical
Location: Coalburg No 1 Mine, Kanawha, West Virginia
Mine Controller: Seven Energy AG
Mine Type: Underground
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: September 1, 2022 04:41 pm
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.

FATALITY ALERT

MINE FATALITY – On September 1, 2022, a roof bolter was electrocuted when he contacted a metal hook that became energized after it penetrated the 480-volt cable that supplied electrical power to a roof bolting machine.