Fatality #22 - November 25, 2014
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
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.
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.
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