|Current Penalties ($)||Amount Paid
To Date ($)
|Note: Vacated Citations are not included in any reports on the DRS.|
* Hours worked and accidents & injuries now include office hours or accidents (subunit 99).|
** Current rates are based on data available as of 2010 Quarter 3. For a further explanation, please see this.
|E C Gaston||Southern Co||Alabama Power Co||Shelby County, AL||90106|
|Georgia Pacific Naheola Mill||Georgia Pacific||Georgia Pacific||Choctaw County, AL||71125|
January 4, 2011
MSHA has released the final report on their investigation to the death of Phillip Wade Gustafson on June 8, 2010 at the Choctaw Mine in Parrish, Alabama. During the refueling of a surface drill with diesel, an explosion engulfed Gustafson and the drill and in spite of the best efforts of nearby drivers and rescue staff, Gustafson was pronounced dead on arrival at University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham. Gustafson was a fuel truck driver with the mine for approximately eight years.
The investigating team determined that the most likely cause of the explosion was a small fuel spill while refueling which came into contact with the turbocharger for the drill’s motor. MSHA has recommended an updated protocol which requires drill equipment to be turned off and allowed to cool before refueling.
Read report at http://www.msha.gov/FATALS/2010/FTL10c37.asp
June 10, 2010
Phillip W. Gustafson, 38, was killed in an explosion at the surface of the Choctaw Mine. He was fueling a blast hole drill rig when an explosion engulfed him in flames. He was airlifted to a hospital and pronounced dead on arrival. Gustafson was the 37th coal miner to be killed on the job in the United States in 2010.
Read preliminary report from MSHA here.
A list of the mines inspected and citations issued in the November 2010 push by MSHA to reinspect mines with a pattern of violations.
Coal mines included on the list were: