Fatality #9 - June 19, 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:
Philip A. Ingram, Lead Accident Investigator
On Tuesday, June 19, 2017, a 32-year-old preshift examiner caught a ride on a 20 ton locomotive. At approximately 625 p.m., the locomotive lost control on a long grade, and the victim was thrown or jumped from the moving locomotive striking his head. First aid was applied and the victim was transported to the University ofAlabama-Birmingham hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The locomotive operator received nonfatal injuries.
COAL MINE FATALITY - On June 19, 2017, a 32-year-old preshift examiner was fatally injured when he was thrown or jumped from a moving locomotive. Two locomotives (front and rear) were being used to transport three supply cars into the mine. The examiner was riding in the passenger seat of the front locomotive when the operators lost control on a grade and the front locomotive and the first two supply cars derailed.