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FATAL ACCIDENT NO. 2. Coal Mine Fatal Accident 2011-2. ACCIDENT REVIEW 2011. Operator: Manalapan Mining Mine : P1 Mine Accident Date: June 29, 2011 Classification : Rib Roll District: Harlan Mine Type: Underground Employment: 43.

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FATAL ACCIDENT NO. 2


Coal Mine Fatal Accident 2011-2

ACCIDENT REVIEW 2011

Operator: Manalapan Mining

Mine: P1 Mine

Accident Date: June 29, 2011

Classification: Rib Roll

District: Harlan

Mine Type: Underground

Employment: 43


Coal Mine Fatal Accident 2011-2

  • On June 29, 2011, a 49-year old low structure attendant with 7 years mining experience was fatally injured while watching the electrical trailing cable of a mobile bridge unit.

  • The victim was watching for any problems that may have developed as the system was being retracted (backed up).

  • He was struck in the back by a section of dislodged rib rock, as he fell to the mine floor his head struck the metal frame of the bridge dolly, resulting in fatal injuries.

OVERVIEW


CONDITIONS OR CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THIS ACCIDENT.

  • The increased mining height along with the rock parting between the two (2) coal seams created unstable rib conditions.

  • The work position of the low belt attendant (along the narrow side of the belt) placed him in close proximity to the unstable coal pillar (rib).

OVERVIEW


Coal Mine Fatal Accident 2011-2

ACCIDENT PHOTOS


Lo-Lo (belt structure)

Mobile Bridge Carrier

The victim was struck by a section of dislodged rib material

Dolly

The victim traveled along the low structure to the dolly area while watching the trailing cable

Mobile Bridge

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  • When excess mining height is encountered or created, rib bolts or some other means of supporting unstable ribs shall be provided.

  • The mobile bridge carriers shall be configured in a manner that positions the electrical trailing cable along the wide side of the belt.

  • Thorough examinations shall be conducted and unsafe conditions shall be corrected prior to work being conducted in the work area.

BEST PRACTICES


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