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Coal Mine Serious Accident 2011-2 Operator: ICG Knott County, LLC Mine: Kathleen Mine Accident Date: September 19, 2011 Classification: Fall of Roof District:

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1 Coal Mine Serious Accident Operator: ICG Knott County, LLC Mine: Kathleen Mine Accident Date: September 19, 2011 Classification: Fall of Roof District: Martin Mine Type: Underground Employment: 68 SERIOUS ACCIDENT

2 Coal Mine Serious Accident OVERVIEW On Friday, September 19, 2011, a 32 year old roof bolter operator, with approximately 14 years of mining experience, was seriously injured while waiting for the continuous miner to complete a cut in the No. 1 entry. The victim was positioned inby the corner of the last open crosscut in the No. 3 entry when a rock (kettle bottom) fell from between the rows of bolts and struck him. The victim had heard the mine roof work overhead while sitting on his knees. He was struck by the kettle bottom while attempting to stand. The roof bolter operator’s leg was amputated as a result of his injuries.

3 A rock (kettle bottom) located between the rows of roof support. The victim was crouched on the mine floor talking to the mine foreman. Click to animate Mine Roof The section foreman left the No. 2 entry to mark a center line. The victim heard the mine roof work overhead while sitting on his knees. He was struck by the fallen material while attempting to stand. An indention was left in the mine roof where the kettle bottom was located.

4 Coal Mine Serious Accident ACCIDENT PHOTOS

5 BEST PRACTICES 1.Conduct a thorough visual examination of the roof, face and ribs immediately before work or travel is conducted in the area; thereafter as often as conditions warrant. 2.Miners shall be alert to changing roof conditions and proper corrective actions shall be taken to control roof abnormalities.


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