Fatality #2 - February 14, 2012

Accident Classification: Fall of Face, Rib, Side or Highwall
Location: Rare Red Rock, Alabama
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Tanya Fuller
Mined Material: Common Shale
Incident Date/Time: February 14, 2012 - 4:30pm

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 Michael Evans, Lead Accident Investigator at 205-290-7294.

Preliminary Report

The victim was operating an excavator with a rock breaker attachment. He was scaling rock from the highwall face when the face fell onto the cab of the excavator crushing him.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On February 14, 2012, a 40 year-old mine owner with 8 years of experience was killed at a shale operation. The victim was operating an excavator with a rock breaker attachment. He was breaking and mining material from a near vertical wall when the face fell onto the cab of the excavator, crushing him.

Final Report

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

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION