Fatality #13 - June 2, 2014

Accident Classification: Hoisting
Location: Sunshine Mine, Idaho
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Sunshine Silver Mines Corp
Mined Material: Silver Ore
Incident Date/Time: June 2, 2014 - 1:30pm

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:

Steve Kidwell, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 707-447-9844

Preliminary Report

Two miners were working in a shaft standing on a work platform attached to a skip. The skip moved and the victim was crushed between the skip and the shaft timber.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY -On June 2, 2014, a 36-year-old shaft repairman with 18 years of experience was killed at an underground silver mine. Two miners were working in a shaft standing on a work platform attached to a skip. The skip was hoisted and the victim was crushed between the skip and the shaft timber. 

Final Report

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

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION

Underground Metal Mine
 Silver Ore

Fatal Hoisting Accident
June 2, 2014