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MSHA Final Report Posted - Western Energy Company, Coal Fatality #6, May 6, 2017


February 7, 2018 - On Saturday, May 6, 2017, a 62-year-old miner with 14 years of mining experience was fatally injured when the haul truck he was operating went over the highwall and fell approximately 150 feet. The victim was dumping overburden over the highwall when the accident occurred. 


Accident Classification: Powered Haulage


Location:  Rosebud Mine & Crusher/Conveyor, Montana


Mine Type:  Coal


Controller: Westmoreland Coal Company


Mined Material:  Coal (Bituminous)


Incident Date:  May 6, 2017 - 5:00pm


Time of Death:  May 6, 2018 - 5:00pm


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:


David Hamilton, Lead Accident Investigator

Phone: 307-682-1142


Preliminary Report
 


On Saturday May 6, 2017 at approximately 5:00 p.m. a miner operating a Caterpillar 777F truck was dumping overburden over a highwall. The truck went over the highwall and fell approximately 150 feet. EMT's tried to revive the victim but were unsuccessful. An ambulance transported the victim to the Colstrip Medical Clinic, where he was pronounced dead.



Read More on the Preliminary Report here (PDF).


 

Fatality Alert


On Saturday, May 6, 2017, a 62-year-old miner with 14 years of mining experience was fatally injured when the haul truck he was operating went over the highwall and fell approximately 150 feet. The victim was dumping overburden over the highwall when the accident occurred.


Read More on the Fatality Alert here (PDF).

 

 

Read the full Final Report here (PDF).   

 

 

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