Coal Tattoo

Another coal miner dies on the job

Mine Explosion

Just in today is news that a coal miner was killed on Saturday at Peabody Energy’s North Antelope Rochelle Mine near Gillette, Wyoming.  According to the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration:

A surface miner was killed last night at about 11:45, after being ejected when his haul truck went over a highwall. District 9 personnel issued a 103J order upon notification and responded to begin an accident investigation. This is the second miner killed at this mine in 2014.

Here’s a link to MSHA’s preliminary report on the earlier death at this mine. That makes 13 so far nationwide in 2014.