Fatality #20 - October 17, 2008

Accident Classification: Fall of Roof or Back
Location: Marble Hill Mine, Georgia
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Carmeuse Holding SA
Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Marble
Incident Date/Time: October 17, 2008 - 9:00am

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On October 17, 2008, a 45 year-old scaler operator with 8 years of experience was fatally injured at an underground stone mine. He was inside the cab operating a track mounted excavator, with a scaling attachment, when a rock fall occurred. A rock, about 13' wide x 26' long x 4�' thick, fell from the back. Rescuers recovered the victim about 7 hours after the rock fell. 

Final Report

MAI-2008-20