Report an Accident
Report the Accident to the State
State of Tennessee Mine Safety Unit
Phone Number for Reporting Accidents: (423) 566-9709
It is the further duty of every owner, lessee of any coal lands, superintendent, or foreman to report the facts in the following cases promptly, to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development:
- Any change in the name of any mine or any owner, agent, manager, superintendent, foreman (including, in the case of commercial coal mines, any change in assistant foreman or the officers of any company) which owns and operates a mine in this state;
- Any working commenced for the purpose of opening a new shaft, slope, or mine;
- Where any mine is abandoned or the working thereof is discontinued indefinitely;
- Where the working of any mine is recommenced after any abandonment or discontinuance for a period of two (2) months;
- Every lost-time accident in a mine other than a commercial coal mine, whether it results in death or not; and
- Every accident of any nature to a person in a commercial coal mine, whether it results in death or not (Tenn. Code Ann. §59-4-401).
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has additional accident reporting requirements. Please see the MSHA website for additional information.
MSHA Link for Reporting Accidents:
For Immediately Reportable Accidents Title 30 Code of Federal Regulations Part 50:
§ 50.10 Immediate notification. The operator shall immediately contact MSHA at once without delay and within 15 minutes at the toll-free number, 1–800–746–1553, once the operator knows or should know that an accident has occurred involving: (a) A death of an individual at the mine; (b) An injury of an individual at the mine which has a reasonable potential to cause death; (c) An entrapment of an individual at the mine which has a reasonable potential to cause death; or (d) Any other accident.
Mine Safety Unit