METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On October 12, 2004, a 58-year-old truck driver, with 15 years mining experience, was fatally injured at a crushed stone operation. The victim was driving a loaded haul truck down grade on a mine road when the truck traveled over the berm and came to rest about 20 feet below the edge of an embankment.
This is the 20th fatality reported in calendar year 2004 for the Metal and Nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 2003, there were 22 fatalities reported. This is the 7th fatality classified as Powered Haulage in 2004. There were four Powered Haulage fatalities in the same period in 2003.
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.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report