Fatality #2 - February 21, 2014

Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
Location: KOSMOS CEMENT CO., Kentucky
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Cemex S A
Mined Material: Cement
Incident Date/Time: February 21, 2014 - 9:15am

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:

Jeffrey Phillips, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 205.290.7294

Preliminary Report

The victim fell approximately 30 feet when attempting to access an elevator in the finish milL When the elevator door opened on the fourth floor, the victim stepped into the elevator shaft and fell on top of the elevator car located on the ground floor. 

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On February 21, 2014, a 34-year old contract laborer with 6 months of experience was killed at a cement operation when attempting to access an elevator in the finish mill. When the victim opened the elevator door on the fourth floor landing, he stepped into the elevator shaft and fell approximately 51 feet to the top of the elevator car located on the ground floor.

 

Final Report

MAI-2014-02