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October 2, 2023 Fatality - Fatality Alert

Accident Report: Fatality Reference

MINE FATALITY – On October 2, 2023, a miner died after he was pinned between a shuttle car and a coal rib.

Accident scene where a miner died after he was pinned between a shuttle car and a coal rib.

Best Practices

  • When working around mobile equipment, communicate your presence and intended movements to equipment operators. Wait for acknowledgement before moving. 
  • Avoid “Red Zone” areas where equipment operators cannot readily see you. 
  • Increase the visibility of miners by using reflective clothing and/or strobe light devices.

Additional Information

This is the 35th fatality reported in 2023, and the tenth classified as “Powered Haulage.”