He had been a mine examiner
for the Illinois Department of Mines and Minerals.
59-year-old mine examiner
Glen Campbell impacted the coal rib on the Main South travelway at crosscut 193 while on shift at the operation in Coulterville, Randolph County, where he was tasked to examine a set of seals using his two-seat diesel mantrip.
However, in that case the hourly miner was a certified mine examiner
under MSHA regulations and was charged with conducting weekly examinations of the coal mine--a task which requires more qualifications and seniority than a workplace examination under 30 C.
The victim in this incident was mine examiner
Glen Campbell, 59, a 32-year mining veteran who had been at a Randolph County, Illinois, mine for more than nine years and had more than a year of examining experience.
Until now, that situation would never have been identified unless a mine examiner had recently passed through that immediate area," Theys said.
Last year, we trained 2,300 certified mine examiners across the coalfield regions," Crutchfield said.
Mechanic John Huffman, transported to the scene by track vehicle, Mine Engineer David Bartsch, and Mine Examiner
John Simonetti all offered their help.
Operators also must review with mine examiners
, on a quarterly basis, citations and orders issued in areas where pre-shift, supplemental, on-shift and weekly examinations are required.
The bill will require more accountability from top mine managers by demanding that mine superintendents review log books for mine examiners
Since June 1,450 supervisors have completed leadership training and more than 1,000 certified mine examiners
have completed safety skills training and extensive safety compliance training.
may walk up to 45 miles a week in areas that may he wet, muddy, uneven, and abrasive.