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MSHA Fatality Alert - March 18, 2023


May 3, 2023 - On March 18, 2023, a miner died when the mine roof collapsed during the installation of standing roof support (crib) as part of the longwall recovery cycle.  The accident occurred in an area adjacent to a longwall shield.

Best Practices:


- Follow the approved Roof Control Plan.



- Design, install, and maintain roof support where miners work or travel.



- Never travel or work under unsupported roof. 



- Conduct a visual examination of the roof, face, and ribs immediately before starting work in an area.



- Be alert to changing roof conditions, especially during longwall recovery.



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