Fatality #6 - May 15, 2012

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Sterling Materials, Kentucky
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Boone Trust, Samuel A.B. (Alex) Boone Trustee
Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
Incident Date/Time: May 15, 2012 - 2:40pm

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 miner was operating a loaded 40 ton articulated haul truck down a slope when the truck went out of control and hit a rib. The cab section overturned. The victim was ejected from the truck.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On May 15, 2012, a 37 year-old haul truck driver with approximately 2½ years of experience was killed at an underground crushed stone operation. The victim was operating a loaded articulated haul truck down a slope when the truck went out of control and struck a rib. The tractor of the truck (cab) overturned. The victim was found outside of the cab and had been run over by the truck.

Final Report

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