Fatality #5 - April 11, 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 Billy Handshoe, Lead Accident Investigator at 205-290-7296.
The victim was removing bolts from a counterweight on the back of an excavator when the counterweight fell and struck him. He was transported to a hospital and then transferred to a trauma center where he died on April 12, 2012.
METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On April 11, 2012, a 49 year-old excavator operator with approximately 8½ years of experience was injured at a sand and gravel operation. The victim was removing bolts from a counterweight on the back of an excavator when the counterweight fell and struck him. He was hospitalized and died on April 12, 2012, as a result of his injuries.