Miners must know and follow the approved roof control plan Reflectors should be used to warn persons of hazardous areas All miners should receive hazard recognition and safe work practice training
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This is the 10th fatal accident, reported in calendar year 2002, in the coal mining industry. As of this date in 2001, there were 5 fatalities reported in the coal mining industry. This is the fourth fatal accident classified as a roof fall accident in the coal mining industry in 2002. At this time in 2001, there were 2 fatal accidents classified as roof fall accidents in the coal mining industry.
The information provided in this notice is based on preliminary data ONLY and does not represent final determinations regarding the nature of the incident or conclusions regarding the cause of the fatality.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report