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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 2013: 22 Last Updated: 5/5/2014

Fatality #1 - January 7, 2013
(Victim Died January 19, 2013)
Fall of Highwall Kentucky Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
Lafarge West, Inc Three Rivers Quarry

Fatality #2 - January 21, 2013
Machinery Nevada Lime
Lhoist North America of Arizona Inc. Apex Quarry and Plant

Fatality #3 - March 27, 2013
Explosives and Breaking Agents Missouri Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
Fred Weber Inc North Stone

Fatality #4 - April 4, 2013
Falling/Sliding Material Arizona Copper Ore NEC
Freeport-McMoRan Bagdad Inc Freeport-McMoRan Bagdad Inc

Fatality #5 - April 16, 2013
Falling/Sliding Material Louisiana Salt
North American Salt Company - Cote Blanche Mine

Fatality #6 - April 27, 2013
Powered Haulage Texas Gypsum
Allied Custom Gypsum - ACG #1 Shamrock

Fatality #7 - May 17, 2013
Powered Haulage New Mexico Molybdenum Ore
Chevron Mining Inc - Questa Mine & Mill

Fatality #8 - June 2, 2013
Powered Haulage Nevada Gold Ore
Newmont USA Limited - Exodus

Fatality #9 - June 13, 2013
Powered Haulage California Crushed, Broken Stone NEC
Stevens Creek Quarry Inc - Stevens Creek Quarry

Fatality #10 - August 5, 2013
Machinery New York Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
MJL Crushing LLC - MJL Crushing LLC

Fatality #11 - September 16, 2013
Powered Haulage Missouri Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
Con-Agg of MO, LLC - Huntsville Quarry

Fatality #12 - September 18, 2013
Falling/Sliding Material Kentucky Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
Gaddie-Shamrock LLC - Caldwell Quarry

Fatality #13 - September 19, 2013
Powered Haulage Pennsylvania Dimension Slate
T. G. Mountain Stone - Northrup Quarry

Fatality #14 - October 17, 2013
(Victim Died October 19, 2013)
Slip/Fall of Person California Cement
National Cement Company Of California Inc - Lebec Cement Plant

Fatality #15 - November 7, 2013
Powered Haulage Georgia Crushed, Broken Granite
Vulcan Construction Materials, L.P. - Lithia Springs Quarry

Fatality #16 & #17- November 17, 2013
Explosives/Breaking Agents Colorado Silver
Star Mine Operations, LLC - Revenue Mine

Fatality #18 - November 18, 2013
(Victim Died November 22, 2013)
Electrical Kentucky Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Company - Cumberland River Quarry

Fatality #19 - December 4, 2013
Explosives/Breaking Agents Kansas Crushed, Broken Limestone Bayer Construction Company, Inc. - Kansas Falls Quarry

Fatality #20 - December 6, 2013
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 #21 - December 13, 2013
Falling/Sliding Material Georgia - Construction Sand and Gravel
Brown Brothers Sand Company - Wittichen Stephen Plants

Fatality #22 - December 10, 2013
Other (Drowning) Kentucky - Construction Sand and Gravel
Hunter Sand & Gravel, LLC. - Dredge IV

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