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Fatality #15 - September 1, 2008

Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
Location: Freeport-McMoRan Morenci Inc., Arizona
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Freeport-McMoRan Inc
Mined Material: Copper Ore NEC
Incident Date/Time: September 1, 2008 - 10:02am

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On September 1, 2008, a 67 year-old contractor consultant with 46 years experience was fatally injured at a copper mine. The victim had been instructing persons making a belt splice. He fell through a 4-foot by 6-foot opening 28 feet to the floor below. 

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