Fatality #13 - September 22, 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 Shane Julien, Lead Accident Investigator at 303-231-5465.
METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On September 22, 2012, a 34-year old contract laborer with 6 days of experience was killed when he fell through a 6 ft. X 8 ft. hole that was partially covered with 2" X 4" boards and ¾ " thick plywood. He fell into a chute landing on a belt conveyor 30 feet below. The victim was assigned fire watch duties on a welding/cutting operation that was taking place on the floor above him.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Surface Metal Mine
Fatal Fall of Person Accident
September 22, 2012
Tetra Tech Construction Services
Contractor ID. No. A0830
BHP Copper Inc.
Pinto Valley Operations
Miami, Gila County, Arizona
Mine I.D. No. 02-01049