Accident Report: Fatality Reference
March 18, 2023 Fatality
MARCH 18 2023 – FATALITY_ALERT.PDF (326.27 KB)
MINE FATALITY – On March 18, 2023, a miner died when the mine roof collapsed during the installation of standing roof support (crib) as part of the longwall recovery cycle. The accident occurred in an area adjacent to a longwall shield.
Follow the approved Roof Control Plan.
Design, install, and maintain roof support where miners work or travel.
Never travel or work under unsupported roof.
Conduct a visual examination of the roof, face, and ribs immediately before starting work in an area.
Be alert to changing roof conditions, especially during longwall recovery.
This is the 13th fatality reported in 2023, and the first classified as “Fall of Roof or Back.”
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