Fatality #7 - May 18, 2017
This posting serves to provide a public notice to employees of the mine, employees of the mining company(s), employees of independent contractors with any connection to the mine, persons with any connection to the mine, and any person with information regarding the cause or contributing factors of this accident.
Please provide any information to:
Steven Campbell, Lead Accident Investigator
On Thursday, May 18, 2017, an outby utility miner received fatal injuries when he and another miner were travelling in atrolley-powered supply locomotive. The trolley pole came off the trolley wire while the locomotive was still moving. The victim raised up to grab the trolley pole to place it back on the trolley wire when his head contacted the mine roof and/or roof support.
COAL MINE FATALITY - On Thursday, May 18, 2017, an outby utility miner received fatal injuries when his head hit the mine roof and/or roof support. He and another miner were travelling in a trolley-powered supply locomotive when the accident occurred. While the locomotive was still in motion, the trolley pole came off the trolley wire. The victim grabbed the pole to place it back on the trolley wire. In this slightly elevated position, the victim hit his head on the mine roof and was fatally injured.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Underground Coal Mine
Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
May 18, 2017
Pinnacle Mining Company, LLC