Fatality #21 - October 29, 2008

Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
Location: Copperton Concentrator , Utah
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Rio Tinto Group
Mined Material: Copper Ore NEC
Incident Date/Time: October 29, 2008 - 7:50am

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On October 29, 2008, an 81 year-old truck driver with 55 years of experience was fatally injured at a surface copper operation. The victim was unfastening a load of pipe when one 50-foot section rolled off the flatbed trailer and struck him.

Final Report

MAI-2008-21