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COAL MINE FATALITY- On August 3, 2017, a 32-year-old miner with 6 years of mining experience was fatally crushed while he was cutting one end of a metal beam.  He was dismantling a metal structure at a preparation plant when the beam fell on him.

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This is the eleventh fatality reported in 2017 in the coal mining industry and it is classified as Falling Material.  As of this date in 2016, seven fatalities were reported, with none 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.