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Fatality #13 - August 15, 2008

Accident Classification: Electrical
Location: Ray, Arizona
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Grupo Mexico S A
Mined Material: Copper Ore NEC
Incident Date/Time: August 15, 2008 - 10:00am

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On August 15, 2008, a 41 year-old apprentice electrician with 14 years mining experience was fatally injured at a copper mine. The victim was working on a 480-Volt floodlight at the tailings booster station when he contacted energized electrical wiring supplying power to the light.

Final Report

MAI-2008-13

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY & HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health 

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION 

Surface Metal Mine
(Copper) 

Fatal Electrical Accident
August 15, 2008 

Ray
Asarco LLC
Ray, Gila County, Arizona
Mine I.D. 02-00150