No one was injured and the system operations were immediately halted. The belt system conveys coal from the the clean coal silos to train loadout. The company conducted a thorough assessment of the occurrence and reconstruction of the affected systems began on July 30.
Even though the incident affected longwall production at the Bailey and Enlow Fork mines, the continuous miner sections remained fully operational.
Last year, at about the same time (July 30, 2012), two conveyors collapsed at the Bailey prep plant. These were a different set of conveyors that delivered coal to the prep plant. The company was