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Fatality #22 - November 25, 2014

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: South Sterling Quarry, Pennsylvania
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: George F Edwards Jr
Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Sandstone
Incident Date/Time: November 25, 2014 - 1:15pm

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 victim backed the truck he was driving to the edge of the overburden dumpsite and started to raise the truck's bed to dump a load of material. The bank failed and the truck overturned falling 30 feet below. The victim died in route to the hospital.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On November 25, 2014, a 67-year-old truck driver with 10½ years of experience was killed at a sandstone mine.  The victim backed a haul truck to the edge of the overburden dumpsite and started to raise the truck’s bed to dump a load of material.  The bank failed, causing the truck to overturn and fall 30 feet below. The victim died en route to the hospital.

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 Mine
(Crushed and Broken Sandstone)

Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
November 25, 2014