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COAL MINE FATALITY - On February 3, 2017, a 54-year-old truck driver received hip and leg fractures when he jumped from the cab of his truck as it was overturning.  The victim positioned the truck on the dump pad and began raising the bed.  Material in the bed was frozen or compacted and created an uneven load.  As the bed reached full extension, the truck fell over.  Due to complications associated with his injuries, the victim passed away 7 days later.

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This is the second fatality reported in 2017 in the coal mining industry and it is classified as powered haulage.  As of this date in 2016, three fatalities were reported in the coal mining industry, one of them involving powered haulage.

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.