Mining Fatalities & Mine Accident Prevention (Training Presentations)

A PowerPoint presentation is utilized to present fatal mine accidents which can be used to train miners in hazard recognition, accident causes, and accident prevention.


A cross section of fatal accidents from both coal and non-coal were chosen to demonstrate various hazards resulting in fatalities.  The PowerPoint presentation uses a variety of methods to encourage participation and thoughts from students.  Some methods used are: 

  • Using handouts and small group interaction to identify potential hazards, fatal mistakes and causal factors. 
  • MSHA “Target Program” videos and photos are incorporated to allow participants to understand MSHA priorities and “Best Practices”.  
  • A presentation that has participants identify unsafe conditions, unsafe procedures and root causes (separate from the MSHA root cause). 
  • Embedded videos and presentations using limited information to stimulate thought concerning accident causes. 
  • Class discussion is encouraged during the presentation.

All presentations encourage individual participation and going beyond MSHA conclusions for accident causation.

Please refer to the table below to view mining fatality presentations:

Presentation Commodity Fatality Type MSHA Final Investigation
Chemical Lime CompanyPDF versionText only version Crushed Stone Run Over by Equipment Chemical Lime Company-FinalPDF versionText only version
J.P. EquipmentPDF versionText only version  Coal CO Poisoning J.P. Equipment-FinalPDF versionText only version
Lone Mountain ProcessingPDF versionText only version UG Coal Fall of Rib Lone Mountain Processing-FinalPDF versionText only version
M-Class MiningPDF versionText only version Coal-Surface Area Caught Between... M-Class Mining-FinalPDF versionText only version
Signal Peak EnergyPDF versionText only version Coal-Surface Area Crushed by Equipment Signal Peak Energy-FinalPDF versionText only version
McElroy Coal CompanyPDF versionText only version Coal-Surface Area Caught Between Equipment McElroy Coal Company (not MSHA jurisdiction)
Reed Creek MineralsPDF versionText only version Surface Coal Crushed Reed Creek Minerals-FinalPDF versionText only version
Martin Marietta MaterialsPDF versionText only version Surface Metal.Nonmetal Arc Flash Martin Marietta Materials-FinalPDF versionText only version
Newmont GenesisPDF versionText only version Surface Metal/Nonmetal Run Over by Equipment Newmont Genesis-FinalPDF versionText only version
Unimin-Ottowa PlantPDF versionText only version Crushed Stone Fall from Elevation Unimin-Ottowa Plant-FinalPDF versionText only version
Lone Mountain ProcessingPDF versionText only version Underground Coal Fall of Rib Lone Mountain-FinalPDF versionText only version
White County CoalPDF versionText only version Underground Coal Powered Haualge White County Coal-FinalPDF versionText only version
Klondex-Midas Underground Gold Machinery Klondex Midas-FinalPDF versionText only version
Hunter Sand & GravelPDF versionText only version Sand & Gravel Slip or Fall of Person Hunter Sand & Gravel-FinalPDF versionText only version
North American Salt Underground Salt Fall of Roof North American Salt-FinalPDF versionText only version
ST&T LeasingPDF versionText only version Surface Coal Crushed ST&T Leasing-FinalPDF versionText only version
Dry ForkPDF versionText only version Sand & Gravel Drowning Dry Fork-FinalPDF versionText only version
LeesburgPDF versionText only version Surface Metal/Nonmetal Falling Material Leesburg-FinalPDF versionText only version
Kane's QuarryPDF versionText only version Surface Nonmetal Machinery Kane's Quarry-FinalPDF versionText only version
HycroftPDF versionText only version Surface Metal Powered Haulage Hycroft-FinalPDF versionText only version
Beck Street SouthPDF versionText only version Sand & Gravel Powered Haualge Beck Street South-FinalPDF versionText only version
SaffordPDF versionText only version Surface Metal/Nonmetal Electrical  Safford-FinalPDF versionText only version
Plant 862PDF versionText only version Crushed Stone Explosives/ Breaking Agents Plant 862-FinalPDF versionText only version
HarmonyPDF versionText only version Sand & Gravel Inundation Harmony-FinalPDF versionText only version
Vista SandPDF versionText only version Sand Fall of Material Vista Sand-FinalPDF versionText only version

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