Fatality #19 - September 26, 2014

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: HOCKLEY MINE, Texas
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Texas United Corp
Mined Material: Salt
Incident Date/Time: September 26, 2014 - 7:05am

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 Dunlap, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 214-767-8401

Preliminary Report

The victim was performing maintenance on a forklift in the mill building when the forklift moved forward, pinning him against a wooden support pole.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY -On September 26, 2014, a 55-year-old maintenance mechanic with approximately 2 years of experience was killed on the surface of an underground salt mine.  The victim was performing maintenance on a forklift in a mill building when the forklift moved forward, pinning him against a wooden support pole.

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 Nonmetal Mine
(Salt)

Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
September 26, 2014