Fatality #1 - February 01, 2014

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Comstock / Mountain Lion, Utah
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Steve L Gilbert
Mined Material: Iron Ore
Incident Date/Time: February 1, 2014 - 5:50pm

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 Treloar, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 303.231.5465

Preliminary Report

The victim was cleaning a return idler inside the frame of a belt conveyor when he became entangled between the return idler and the belt.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On February 1, 2014, a 56-year old contract belt operator with 4 months of experience was killed at an iron ore mine. The victim was cleaning a return idler inside the frame of a belt conveyor when he became entangled between the return idler and the belt.

Final Report

MAI-2014-01