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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On April 16, 2001, a 59-year-old  truck driver (contractor employee) with 2 years mining experience was fatally injured at a limestone operation. The victim was standing on the rear tires of his loaded trailer installing a tarp, when he slipped and fell 41 inches to the roadway. He died of his injuries several days later.

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Best Practices

  • Safe locations and procedures should be provided for persons who must tarp cargo boxes.
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    This is the tenth fatality reported in calendar year 2001 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 2000, there were 12 fatalities reported in these industries. This is the third fatality classified as Slip/Fall of Person in 2001. There were two Slip/Fall of Person fatalities in the same period in 2000.


    The information provided in this notice is based on preliminary data ONLY and does not represent final determinations regarding the nature of the incident or conclusions regarding the cause of the fatality.

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