METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On December 2, 1996, a mechanic with 9 years of mining experience was killed at a limestone quarry. There were no witnesses to the accident. The employee was in the process of repairing a skid steer loader and was crushed when the bucket arm on the loader came down on him. This is the 44th fatality reported in calendar year 1996 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1995, there were 43 fatalities reported in these industries. This death is the 17th fatality classified as powered haulage this year. There were 14 powered haulage fatalities during the same period in 1995.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL96M44]