Fatality #10 - April 28, 2014
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:
Joel Dozier, Lead Accident Investigator
The miner was drilling with a jackleg drill when his clothing became entangled in the drill steel of the machine. Another miner found him unresponsive in the heading. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY -On April 28, 2014, a 53-year-old miner with 32 years of experience was killed at an underground gold mine. The victim was drilling with a jackleg drill when his clothing became entangled in the drill steel of the machine.