Fatality #20 - October 17, 2008
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 4ï¿½' thick, fell from the back. Rescuers recovered the victim about 7 hours after the rock fell.