METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On January 11, 1996, a loader operator trainee with five months of mining experience was killed at a traprock quarry. The employee was riding on the side of a front-end loader. The loader bounced when it went over a rock causing the employee to fall off. He landed on the path of one of the loader's tires and was run over. He died from crushing injuries. This is the first fatality reported in calendar year 1996 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1995, there were two fatalities reported in these industries. This fatality is classified as powered haulage. There was also one powered haulage fatality during the same period in 1995.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL96M01]