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COAL MINE FATALITY - 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.

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This is the sixth fatality reported in 2017 in the coal mining industry and it is classified as powered haulage.  As of this date in 2016, four fatalities were reported, with one in this classification.

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.