Juliette Estevez Hill is a 1996 graduate of the Virginia Tech Mining and Minerals Engineering Department. She has been the Accident Investigation Program Manager for MSHA’s Directorate of Technical Support since 2011. Juliette’s main responsibilities are to coordinate and manage the technical portions of the investigations into fatal and serious non-fatal mining accidents. She joined MSHA Technical Support in 2003 and worked in the Quality Assurance and Electrical Safety Divisions prior to her current position.
Juliette began her mining career as an engineer trainee in CONSOL Energy’s summer student program, Virginia Operations, while completing her degree. After graduation she was hired as a foreman at the Buchanan No. 1 Mine. In this role she served as an outby foreman and the fill-in section foreman, rotating between three longwall development sections on the regular section foremen’s days off. Juliette joined Frontier-Kemper Constructors in 2000 as the Project Engineer for the Pattiki II Project in Southern Illinois. In this role Juliette was part of the management team responsible for the planning and construction of a 30-foot diameter, 875-foot deep service shaft and with bottom station.
Juliette and her husband William, also a graduate of the Mining and Minerals Engineering Department at Virginia Tech, live in Wheeling, WV, and have two children.