|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 2009 Quarter 4. For a further explanation, please see this.
Posted: January 7, 2011
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION – Underground Coal Mine – Fatal Powered-Haulage Accident on July 1, 2010
White Buck Coal Company
Rupert, Greenbrier County, West Virginia
I.D. No. 46-09154
This report summarizes the results of MSHA’s investigation into the death of Wilbert (Ray) Starcher, a 60 year old electrician who was killed underground when a shuttle car ran over him and dragged him a significant and unknown distance before the another miner spotted Mr. Starcher’s mine light under the car. Resuscitation efforts were complicated by the victim being face down in the mud yet pinned in such a manner that the car had to be jacked in order to release his body, an effort that took at least fifteen minutes.
According to the report the root causes of the accident were an on-site modification to the shuttle car that significantly limited the field of view of its driver, and a failure to maintain communication between the operators of the shuttle and miners working in its path.
Read report at http://www.msha.gov/FATALS/2010/FTL10c40.asp
October 14, 2010 by Ken Ward Jr.
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: