Fatality #1 - January 27, 2012
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 Reecle Horn, Lead Accident Investigator at 724-772-2334.
METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On January 27, 2012, a 69 year-old mobile equipment operator with 48 years of experience was killed at a cement operation. The victim was cleaning a tailpiece with a skid steer loader. He backed the loader in a drainage ditch, traveled in reverse about 150 feet, and went into a 5½-foot deep water hole.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Surface Nonmetal Mine
Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
January 27, 2012
Holcim (US) Inc.
Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland
Mine I.D. No. 18-00019
Reecle C. Horn
Mine Safety & Health Inspector