Herbert McCullough, Guy Hargett, John Lee and Coroner George Drysdale, all Du Quoin men, were successful in passing the state examinations for mine examiner
held in Springfield.
A mine examiner
was fatally injured when he lost his footing and fell onto a moving a conveyor and struck a belt crossover 10 ft away.
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.F.R.
He had been a mine examiner
for the Illinois Department of Mines and Minerals.
On that day, at approximately 8:05 p.m., 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.
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.
Mechanic John Huffman, transported to the scene by track vehicle, Mine Engineer David Bartsch, and Mine Examiner
John Simonetti all offered their help.
The bill will require more accountability from top mine managers by demanding that mine superintendents review log books for mine examiners
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.
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.