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COAL MINE FATALITY - On Friday, August 25, 2017, a 51-year-old mine examiner with 27 years of mining experience was killed when, near the transfer point with the No. 2 conveyor belt, he apparently lost his footing attempting to cross over the moving No. 1 conveyor belt. He fell onto the No. 1 belt and hit a belt crossover located approximately 10 feet outby. The victim was found beside the conveyor belt just outside the mine entrance.

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This is the twelfth fatality reported during calendar year 2017 in the coal mining industry. This fatality is classified as a powered haulage accident. As of this date in 2016, there were seven fatalities reported in coal mining, two of which were classified as 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.