MSHA investigates each mining fatality and prepares the following documents to alert the mining community and prevent similar occurrences.
• Fatality Alert - describes the accident and lists best practices that might have prevented it
• Preliminary Report - initial report with brief description
• Final Report - investigative findings, including root causes and enforcement actions
Some deaths on mining property are determined to be unrelated to mining activity and are not included in MSHA’s fatality statistics - See recent “non-chargeable” fatalities:
Accident Classification: Powered HaulageLocation: Mine, Bell County, KYMine Controller: Jack Stump; Micheal RunyonMine Type: UndergroundMined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Accident Classification: MachineryLocation: Mine No. 1, Hamilton County, ILMine Controller: Alliance Resource Partners LPMine Type: UndergroundMined Material: Coal (Bituminous)