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Fatality #24 - December 29, 2014

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Tilden Plant, Texas
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: O Paul Leonard Jr
Mined Material: Common Clays NEC
Incident Date/Time: December 29, 2014 - 3:02pm

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:

Wesley Hackworth, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 214-767-8401

Preliminary Report

The victim was operating a forklift, hauling a bag of dust, when the forklift overturned.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On December 29, 2014, a 21-year-old warehouse bagger with 1 week of experience was killed at a clay mine. The victim was operating a forklift, hauling a bag of dust, when the forklift overturned.

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
(Clay)

Fatal Machinery Accident
December 29, 2014