Fatality #15 - November 7, 2013

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: LITHIA SPRINGS QUARRY, Georgia
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Vulcan Materials Company
Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Granite
Incident Date/Time: November 7, 2013 - 10:15pm

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 Billy Randolph, Lead Accident Investigator at 205-290-7294.

Preliminary Report

The victim was operating a hauI truck transporting material from the wash bins to a stock pile located northwest of two settling ponds. On the return trip to the wash bins, the haul truck veered off the left side of the haul road and traveled through a berm. The truck went over an embankment and overturned on its left side in a settling pond.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On November 7, 2013, a 46-year old equipment operator with 27 years of experience was killed at a granite mine. The victim was operating a haul truck when it veered off the left side of a haul road and traveled through a berm. The haul truck went over an embankment and overturned in a settling pond.

Final Report

MAI-2013-15

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

 

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION

 

Surface Nonmetal Mine
(Crushed and Broken Granite)

 

Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
November 7, 2013

 

Vulcan Construction Materials, L. P.
Lithia Springs Quarry
Lithia Springs, Douglas County, Georgia
ID No. 09-00068