Fatality #10 - September 23, 2011

Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
Location: Freedom Pit, New York
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Lafarge S A
Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
Incident Date/Time: September 23, 2011 - 8:30am

Public Notice

This posting serves to provide a public notice to employees of the mine, employees of the mining company(s), employees of independent contractors with any connection to the mine, persons with any connection to the mine, and any person with information regarding the cause or contributing factors of this accident.

Please provide any information to Thomas Shilling, Lead Accident Investigator at 724-772-2334.

Preliminary Report

The victim was changing a screen in the plant when he fell approximately 56 feet to the ground below.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY -On September 23, 2011, a 32 year-old plant operator with 10 years of experience was killed at a sand and gravel operation. The victim was changing a screen in the plant when he fell approximately 56 feet to the ground below. He was standing on a steel rail that had been placed between the midrail of the protective rail surrounding the screen deck work platform and the screen structure.

Final Report

MAI-2011-10