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March 22, 2023 Fatality - Preliminary Report

Accident Report: Fatality Reference

Preliminary Report Overview

A miner died when a battery powered personnel carrier he was riding on overturned. Another miner riding on the personnel carrier accidentally actuated the emergency stop causing the personnel carrier to drift backwards down a grade. The personnel carrier overturned after striking the coal rib, pinning the victim beneath it. The victim was not riding in a designated seating area.

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.