Fatality #3 - March 27, 2013

Accident Classification: Explosives and Breaking Agents
Location: North Stone , Missouri
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Fred Weber, Inc.
Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
Incident Date/Time: March 27, 2013 - 2:42pm

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 David Weaver, Lead Accident Investigator at 214-767-8401.

Preliminary Report

The victim was in a front-end loader about 65 feet from the base of a highwall when a blast was initiated. Broken rock covered the loader and the victim was missing for about one hour. The rock was removed from the loader and the victim was recovered about 10 hours after the blast was initiated.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On March 27, 2013, a 61-year old loader operator with 24 years of experience was killed at a crushed stone operation. The victim was in a front-end loader about 50 feet from the base of a highwall when a blast was initiated. Broken rock struck the front-end loader and covered it. The rock was removed from the front-end loader and the victim was recovered about 10 hours after the blast occurred.

Final Report

PDF Version - (Contains All Graphics)
Related Fatal Alert Bulletin: FAB13M03
Fatality Overview: PowerPoint / PDF