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Dotiki Mine Roof Fall Accident

Nebo, Hopkins County, Kentucky
April 28, 2010
No. Killed - 2

Final Accident Investigation Report  External Link

On April 28, 2010, the mine roof collapsed at approximately 10:00 p.m., resulting in fatal injuries to a 27-year old continuous miner operator with 3.5 years total mining experience and a 28-year old miner helper with 2 years total mining experience.  The roof fall occurred while the miners were loading rock out of a completed extended cut.  The fall measured a maximum of 19'9" in width and 10' in height.  The length of the fall was approximately 70 to 75' in length, extending toward the face.


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