METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On June 29, 1996, a maintenance helper with ten days of mining experience was killed at a limestone quarry. The employee was working out of a raised front-end loader bucket installing a motor guard on a jaw crusher. The bucket tilted and pinned the victim between the bucket and the motor guard. He died from crushing injuries. This fatality was reported on July 9, making it the 28th fatality reported in calendar year 1996 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of July 9, 1995, there were 21 fatalities reported in these industries. This death is the 11th fatality classified as powered haulage this year. There were eight powered haulage fatalities during the same period in 1995.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL96M28]