Fatality #8 - May 28, 2012

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Glens Falls Plant, New York
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Heidelberg Cement AG
Mined Material: Cement
Incident Date/Time: May 28, 2012 - 8:35pm

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 Gary Merwine, Lead Accident Investigator at 724-772-2334.

Preliminary Report

The victim was struck by a front-end loader near the crane bay storage building.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On May 28, 2012, a 51-year old shift operator with 13 years of experience was killed at a cement operation. The victim was found near the plant's crane bay building after being struck by a front-end loader. He was walking from the lunchroom toward the locker area.

Final Report

MAI-2012-08 UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health 

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION 

Surface Nonmetal Mine
(Cement) 

Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
May 28, 2012 

Lehigh Northeast Cement Company
Glens Falls Plant
Glens Falls, Warren County, New York
I.D. No. 30-00585 

Investigators 

Gary Merwine
Mine Safety and Health Inspector