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MSHA Final Report Posted - Blue Mountain Energy, Coal Fatality #11, August 3, 2017

 

 

February 2, 2018On August 3, 2017, a 32-year-old miner with 6 years of mining experience was fatally crushed while he was cutting one end of a metal beam.  He was dismantling a metal structure at a preparation plant when the beam fell on him.

 

Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind

Location:  Deserado Mine, Colorado

Mine Type:  Coal

Controller: Deseret Generation & Transmission Co-operative

Mined Material:  Coal (Bituminous)

Incident Date:  August 3, 2017 - 1:30am

Time of Death:  August 3, 2017 - 3:23am

 

Public Notice

 

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:


Tain Curtis, Lead Accident Investigator

Phone: 435-637-3051


Preliminary Report

 

On August 3, 2017, a miner was fatally crushed while he was dismantling a metal structure used to supply water to the fine coal filter at the preparation plant.


Read More on the Preliminary Report here (PDF).

 

Fatality Alert

 

On August 3, 2017, a 32-year-old miner with 6 years of mining experience was fatally crushed while he was cutting one end of a metal beam.  He was dismantling a metal structure at a preparation plant when the beam fell on him.

 

 

Read More on the Fatality Alert here (PDF).

 

Read the full Final Report here (PDF).