Fatality #25 - November 10, 2014

Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
Location: R&S STONE, INC., Virginia
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Terri Reed Smith; Terry Garth Reed
Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Granite
Incident Date/Time: November 10, 2014 - 8:30am

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:

Billy Ratliff, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 724-772-2334

Preliminary Report

On November 10, 2014, the victim was seriously injured at this mine. The miner was using a torch to cut a drill bit that was wedged in a jaw crusher when the bit freed and struck him. He was hospitalized and died on January 17, 2015, as a result of his injuriess.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On November 10, 2014, a 45-year old crusher operator with 3 years of experience was seriously injured at a granite mine. The miner was using a torch to cut a drill bit that was wedged in a jaw crusher when the bit freed and struck him. The victim was hospitalized and died on January 17, 2015, as a result of his injuries.  

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 & Broken Granite)