Fatality #3 - January 26, 2008
METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On January 26, 2008, a 43 year-old equipment operator with 8 years experience was fatally injured at an underground gold mine. The victim parked his haul truck near an intersection of the loading area and left. A short time later, another miner got in the parked truck to move it out of the way. When this driver was backing the truck, it struck the victim as he was returning to his truck.