Preliminary Report - Fatality #3 - February 7, 2013

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A utility man was in the deck of a scoop as two miners were unloading trash from the metal scoop bucket insert onto the hoist for removal from the mine. The scoop bucket was positioned over the hoist deck. The hoist suddenly elevated causing the scoop to lift up. The two miners unloading trash were able to run to safety. As the hoist elevated, the scoop slipped away from the hoist deck, causing it to crash onto the mine floor. During the accident, the scoop operator cleared the operator's deck and was found with fatal cruching injuries beneath the scoop.