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Fatality #1 - January 21, 2008

Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
Location: Oro Grande Quarry, California
Mine Controller: Taiheiyo Cement Corp
Mine Type: Facility
Mined Material: Cement
Incident Date/Time: January 21, 2008 01:57 pm

Stanley Xavier, contract truck driver, age 58, was fatally injured when he fell from the top of a bulk cement trailer to the ground below. Xavier was on top of the trailer closing and securing the hatches after the trailer was loaded with cement. 

The accident occurred because management did not have policies and procedures in place to ensure that contract truck drivers could safely open and close trailer hatches before and after loading. The victim was working without fall protection where there was a danger of falling. 


METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On January 21, a 58 year-old contractor truck driver with 3� years experience was fatally injured at a cement operation. He was found on the ground behind the rear tires of a bulk cement truck that was located at a truck access rack. Truck drivers used this facility to access the hatches on the top of the trucks. Although there were no eyewitnesses, the victim's injuries were consistent with a fall from an elevated location. 

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