Never enter an auger hole. Barricade, block or backfill auger holes to prevent unauthorized entry.
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This is the 21st fatal accident reported in calendar year 2002 for the coal mining industry. As of this date in 2001, there were 15 fatal accidents reported for the coal mining industry. This is the first fatal accident classified as "Other" in 2002. At this time in 2001, there were no fatal accidents classified as "Other" for 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