Fatality #20 - October 10, 2014

Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
Location: EVANSVILLE PLANT, Pennsylvania
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Heidelberg Cement AG
Mined Material: Cement
Incident Date/Time: October 10, 2014 - 11:18am

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:

Thomas Shilling, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 724-772-2334

Preliminary Report

The truck driver was inside a loading rack closing the hatch on top of a bulk tanker truck. When the victim raised the rack to access the hatch, he fell between the rack and rounded side of the truck and then fell to the ground.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On October 10, 2014, a 66-year-old contract truck driver with approximately 11 years of experience was killed at a cement operation.  The driver was inside a loading rack closing the hatch on top of a bulk tanker truck.  When the victim raised the rack to access the hatch, he fell between the rack and rounded side of the truck and then fell to the ground.

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 

Surface Nonmetal Facility 
(Cement)