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CONSOL subsidiary cited in fatal W.Va. accident

September 24, 2013
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A CONSOL Energy subsidiary has been cited by federal regulators in a fatal accident at a Marion County mine.

Glen Clutter of Baxter was hit in the head by a metal bar as he attempted to place a derailed supply car back on track on Feb. 12 at Consolidation Coal Co.'s Loveridge mine.

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration cited the company for failing to ensure that the car was secured or blocked against motion before it was lifted.

Consolidation Coal also was cited for failing to provide adequate training in using airbags and blocking to re-rail derailed cars, failing to maintain the track and failing to perform an adequate preshift examination.

A CONSOL spokeswoman didn't immediately return a telephone message Tuesday.

The Charleston Gazette ( ) reported the citations.


Information from: The Charleston Gazette,



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