METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY
- On October 20, 1995, a mechanical scaler with 13 years of
mining experience was killed at a zinc mine. There were
no witnesses to the accident. The employee was apparently
standing outside the mechanical scaler and was struck by a
5' X 6' X 6" piece of material that fell from the roof of
the mine He died from crushing injuries. This is the
39th fatality reported in calendar year 1995 in the metal
and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1994,
there were 33 fatalities reported in these industries.
This death is the first fatality classified as fall of
roof this year. There were two fall of roof fatalities
during the same period in 1994.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL95M39]