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Fatality Reports

MSHA investigates each mining fatality and prepares the following documents to alert the mining community and prevent similar occurrences.

  • Fatality Alert - describes the accident and lists best practices that may have prevented it
  • Preliminary Report - initial report with brief description
  • Final Report - investigative findings, including root causes and enforcement actions

Some deaths on mining property are determined to be unrelated to mining activity and are not included in MSHA’s fatality statistics - See recent “non-chargeable” fatalities:
Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
Location: Clay, Missouri
Mine Controller: Martin Marietta Materials Inc
Mine Type: Underground
Mined Material: Crushed Broken Stone NEC
Accident Classification: Electrical
Location: Jefferson, Georgia
Mine Controller: IMin Partners
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Kaolin and Ball Clay
Accident Classification: Electrical
Location: Jefferson, Georgia
Mine Controller: IMin Partners
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Kaolin and Ball Clay
Accident Classification: Hand Tools
Location: Eureka , Nevada
Mine Controller: Newmont Goldcorp Corporation
Mine Type: Underground
Mined Material: Gold Ore
Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Kern, California
Mine Controller: Taiheiyo Cement Corp
Mine Type: Facility
Mined Material: Cement
Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Sevier, Tennessee
Mine Controller: Vulcan Materials Company
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Atascosa, Texas
Mine Controller: Orchard Global Asset Management, LLP
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Sand industrial NEC
Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Iron, Missouri
Mine Controller: Renco Group
Mine Type: Underground
Mined Material: Lead-Zinc Ore
Accident Classification: Engulfment
Location: Knox, Tennessee
Mine Controller: Cemex S A
Mine Type: Facility
Mined Material: Cement
Accident Classification: Drowning
Location: Somerset, Pennsylvania
Mine Controller: Quintana Capital Group GP Ltd
Mine Type: Underground
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
Location: Pontotoc, Oklahoma
Mine Controller: Holcim Ltd
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Cement
Accident Classification: Confined Space
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Mine Controller: Joseph R Vinagro
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Rensselaer, New York
Mine Controller: Roderick J Valente
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Crushed Broken Stone NEC
Accident Classification: Engulfment
Location: Washoe, Nevada
Mine Controller: Teichert Inc
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
Accident Classification: Drowning
Location: Orange, Texas
Mine Controller: Ivan D Barry
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
Accident Classification: Electrical
Location: Kanawha, West Virginia
Mine Controller: Seven Energy AG
Mine Type: Underground
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Mckinley, NEW MEXICO
Mine Controller: Peabody Energy
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Ohio, West Virginia
Mine Controller: Alliance Resource Partners LP
Mine Type: Underground
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Miller, Arkansas
Mine Controller: Jimmy Wooten
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Dorchester, South Carolina
Mine Controller: Cementos Portland Valderrivas S A
Mine Type: Facility
Mined Material: Cement
Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Giles, Virginia
Mine Controller: Lhoist Group
Mine Type: Underground
Mined Material: Lime
Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
Location: Pulaski, Arkansas
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Crushed Broken Granite
Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Jackson, Georgia
Accident Classification: Drowning
Location: Jackson, Wisconsin
Mine Controller: Athabasca Minerals Inc
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Sand industrial NEC
Accident Classification: Fall of Roof or Back
Location: Harlan, Kentucky
Mine Controller: Industrial Minerals Group LLC
Mine Type: Underground
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Carson City, Nevada
Mine Controller: Jeremy Page; Tim Rasich; Zack Doane
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
Accident Classification: Fall of Face, Rib, Side or Highwall
Location: Somerset Pennsylvania
Mine Controller: JAZ Ventures LP
Mine Type: Underground
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Mcdowell, West Virginia
Mine Controller: Ramaco Resources Inc
Mine Type: Underground
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Lander, Nevada
Mine Controller: Nevada Gold Mines LLC
Mine Type: Underground
Mined Material: Gold Ore
Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Greenley Arizona
Mine Controller: Freeport-McMoRan Inc
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Copper Ore NEC