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MSHA Final Report Posted - Oak Grove Mine, Coal Fatality #9, December 2, 2016

 

 

February 7, 2018 - On December 2, 2016, a technical representative for a shield manufacturer, with 13 years of experience, received fatal injuries while adding components to the hydraulic system of a longwall shield.  The victim was positioned inside the shield near the hinge point when the shield collapsed and crushed him. 


Accident Classification: Machinery


Location:  Oak Grove Mine, Alabama


Mine Type:  Coal


Controller: ERP Compliant Fuels, LLC


Mined Material:  Coal (Bituminous)


Incident Date:  December 2, 2016 - 11:00am


Time of Death:  December 2, 2016 - 11:00am


Preliminary Report 


During set-up procedures for a new longwall installation two technical representatives for the shield manufacturer were in the process of adding components to the hydraulic system of a longwall shield. One technician was positioned inside the shield near the hinge point when the shield collapsed, crushing the victim. Responders were able to raise the shield to recover the victim. The victim was transported to the surface where he was pronounced dead.


Read More on the Preliminary Report here (PDF).
 


Fatality Alert


On December 2, 2016, a technical representative for a shield manufacturer, with 13 years of experience, received fatal injuries while adding components to the hydraulic system of a longwall shield.  The victim was positioned inside the shield near the hinge point when the shield collapsed and crushed him.
 


Read More on the Fatality Alert here (PDF).
 

 

Read the full Final Report here (PDF).