Fatality #3 - January 31, 2009

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Sherwin Alumina, L.P., Texas
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Sherwin Alumina LLC
Mined Material: Alumina
Incident Date/Time: January 31, 2009 - 3:53pm

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On January 31, 2009, a 40 year-old contractor technician with 36 weeks of experience was fatally injured at an alumina milling operation. He was cleaning hydrate that had built up inside a 30-inch pipe in the plant. The victim was using a high pressure water hose when the unrestrained hose end and attachment blew out of the pipe. He was struck by the water. 
 

Final Report

MAI-2009- 03

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

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION 

Surface Metal Mine 
(Alumina) 

Fatal Machinery Accident 
January 31, 2009 

HydroChem Industrial Services, Inc.
Contractor ID No. WVT 

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