Monthly Archives: June 2019

Coal worker crushed by high wall mining machine

The United States Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports that a 38-year-old front loader operator with 10 years of mining experience was fatally injured when he was crushed between a metal support pole on a high-wall mining machine and a beam of mobile thrust. The accident happened on March …

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Death investigation: mine loader operator fatally run over

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently conducted an investigation into a fatal accident at the Blue Knob surface mine in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. On Thursday, March 7, a 38-year-old front-end loader operator, Adam P. DeBoard, was fatally crushed between a metal support post on a high-sided mining …

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