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Freelandville Underground

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    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Please Note: Triad Underground Mining, L.L.C. has been the current operator since 10/2/2001

    Year 103(k) 104(a) 104(b) 104(d)(1) 314(b) Proposed
    Penalties ($)
    Current Penalties ($) Amount Paid
    To Date ($)
    1995 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1996 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1997 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1998 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1999 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2000 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2001 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2002 0 41 1 0 0 2,474.00 2,474.00 2,474.00
    2003 0 32 0 0 0 2,956.00 2,956.00 2,956.00
    2004 0 32 0 0 0 3,295.00 3,295.00 3,295.00
    2005 0 37 0 0 0 4,156.00 4,156.00 4,156.00
    2006 2 89 0 1 0 17,900.00 13,441.00 13,441.00
    2007 0 79 0 0 0 36,477.00 36,477.00 36,477.00
    2008 1 63 0 2 1 44,647.00 44,647.00 35,120.00
    2009 3 98 0 0 1 122,082.00 122,082.00 43,737.00
    2010 0 41 0 0 0 22,647.00 22,647.00 8,071.00
    Note: Vacated Citations are not included in any reports on the DRS.

    Injuries, Hours Worked, and Production Totals
    Injuries, Hours Worked, and Production Totals
    Please Note: Triad Underground Mining, L.L.C. has been the current operator since 10/2/2001

    Year Fatal Operator
    Injuries
    NFDL Operator
    Injuries
    Fatal Contractor
    Injuries
    NFDL Contractor
    Injuries
    Operator Hours
    Worked*
    Coal
     Produced 
    (tons)
    Operator Fatal
    Incidence Rate**
    Operator NFDL
    Incidence Rate**
    Mine Type
    National Fatal
    Incidence Rate**
    Mine Type
    National NFDL
    Incidence Rate**
    1995 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0.0464 10.01
    1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0.0607 8.54
    1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0.0434 8.34
    1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0.0449 8.88
    1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0.0369 8.19
    2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0.0454 8.29
    2001 0 0 0 0 5,541 4,600 0.00 0.00 0.0756 7.13
    2002 0 3 0 0 62,813 368,096 0.00 9.55 0.0366 7.13
    2003 0 1 0 0 77,911 458,602 0.00 2.57 0.0340 6.27
    2004 0 3 0 0 82,437 442,279 0.00 7.28 0.0368 5.60
    2005 0 1 0 0 91,936 422,605 0.00 2.18 0.0336 5.11
    2006 0 3 0 1 113,545 466,469 0.00 5.28 0.0721 4.79
    2007 0 2 0 0 127,899 591,364 0.00 3.13 0.0423 4.75
    2008 0 0 0 0 135,107 663,376 0.00 0.00 0.0213 4.26
    2009 0 0 0 0 142,065 631,490 0.00 0.00 0.0117 4.04
    2010 0 1 0 0 35,024 154,986 - - - -
    *   Hours worked and accidents & injuries now include office hours or accidents (subunit 99).
    ** Current rates are based on data available as of 2009 Quarter 4. For a further explanation, please see this.
  • MSHA Data
  • Production
  • Report of Investigation, Fatal Powered Haulage 8/31/10

    On August 31, 2010

    Brian W. Mason, a 25 year old truck driver with 16 weeks of mining experience was killed at the Freelandville Underground Mine when he lost control of the articulated truck that he was driving, went up an embankment, then crossed the back across the road and over the berm, plunging 72 feet down into the mining pit. After the fall, the driver was pinned in the cab, stopping three witnesses to the accident from helping him. After 35 minutes, rescuers were able to extract him from the cab and he was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Indianapolis, where he later died from his injuries.

    While other drivers had reported that the truck involved in the accident would routinely require topping-off its brake fluid, the ultimate cause of the accident was determined to be the driver failing to maintain control of the vehicle.

    Read the full report at http://www.msha.gov/FATALS/2010/FTL10c43.asp and the fatalgram at http://www.msha.gov/FATALS/2010/FAB10c43.asp

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