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"Fatality Overviews"... If a report has an overview, the button to that report will indicate so. These reports are offered in Microsoft's PowerPoint ® or PDF. You will need Adobe's PDF Reader. If you need more information on this, see this page.

"Fatality Overviews", slide shows regarding fatal accidents, are another part of the Mine Safety and Health Administration's program to share information with the mining community. We encourage you to share these presentations with your supervisors and miners to assist your efforts to prevent similar accidents.

Accident Classifications - definitions of accident classifications found on this web site.

Please Note: Since June 2010, MSHA is posting preliminary reports of accidents. These are a preliminary report of a reported mine fatality that occurred. These reports are subject to change as the accident is investigated and will be updated as NEW INFORMATION becomes available.

Please Note: There is a link at the top left of all Fatal Accident Reports that reads "PDF Version - (Contains All Graphics)". Use that to see the "complete" report. That version will have photos not included in the web version, Accident Investigation Data - Victim Data and more.

Fatalities to Date for 2012: 16 Last Updated: 2/19/2013

Fatality #1 - January 27, 2012
Powered Haulage - Maryland - Cement
Holcim (US) Inc. - Security Quarry

Fatality #2 - February 14, 2012
Fall of Face/Rib/Highwall - Alabama - Common Shale Mining
Rare Red Rock - Rare Red Rock

Fatality #3 - February 22, 2012
Fall of Person - Florida - Crushed, Broken Limestone
White Rock Quarries - White Rock Quarries

Fatality #4 - March 20, 2012
Fall of Face/Rib/Highwall - Montana - Gemstones
Mike Roberts - Vortex Mine

Fatality #5 - April 11, 2012
Falling/Sliding Material - North Carolina - Construction Sand & Gravel
G S Materials Inc - Lemon Springs

Fatality #6 - May 15, 2012
Powered Haulage - Kentucky - Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
Sterling Materials - Sterling Materials

Fatality #7 - May 23, 2012
Machinery - Oklahoma - Construction Sand and Gravel
Meridian Aggregates Company, A Limited Partnership - Broken Bow Sand & Gravel

Fatality #8 - May 28, 2012
Powered Haulage - New York - Cement
Lehigh Northeast Cement Company - Glens Falls Plant

Fatality #9 - June 21, 2012
Powered Haulage - New York - Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
T H Kinsella Incorporated - Kinsella Quarry & Mill

Fatality #10 - July 26, 2012
Powered Haulage - Montana - Construction Sand and Gravel
Strata Corporation - Portable Crushing Plant #1

Fatality #12 - August 17, 2012
(Victim was Recovered September 4, 2012)
Falling Material - Florida - Hydraulic Cement
Tarmac America LLC - Pennsuco Cement Plant

Fatality #11 - August 31, 2012
Slip/Fall of Person - Nevada - Gold Ore
Newmont USA Limited - Exodus


Fatality #13 - September 22, 2012
Fall of Person Arizona - Copper
BHP Copper Inc. - Pinto Valley Operations


Fatality #14 - September 26, 2012
Machinery California Sand & Gravel
Eagle Peak Rock and Paving North Pit


Fatality #15 - October 10, 2012
Based on MSHA's investigation and the finding of the death certificate,
MSHA concluded that the miner died from natural causes
and that the fatality is not chargeable.

Fatality #16 - October 24, 2012
Powered Haulage Nebraska - Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
Martin Marietta Materials Inc. - #273 Weeping Water Mine


Fatality #17 - November 1, 2012
Machinery New York Common Shale
Northeast Solite Corp Mount Marion Pit and Mill




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