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Fatality #11 - June 11, 2009

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Viburnum #29 Mine, Missouri
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Renco Group
Mined Material: Lead-Zinc Ore
Incident Date/Time: June 11, 2009 - 9:05am

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On June 11, 2009, a 57-year old mechanic with 31 years of experience was fatally injured at an underground lead/zinc mine while checking for a hydraulic leak on a loader. The victim leaned into the ejector plate relief port in the back of the loader bucket. The ejector plate of the bucket was retracted, crushing him against the back of the bucket. 

Final Report

MAI-2009- 11

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health 

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION 

Underground Metal Mine
(Lead-Zinc Ore) 

Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
June 11, 2009