Fatality #3 - February 28, 2014

Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
Location: East Coast Mines Ltd, New York
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: John B Tintle
Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
Incident Date/Time: February 28, 2014 - 1:30pm

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 was at a backfill site and approached an 80-foot high bank when it failed, engulfing him.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY –   On February 28, 2014, a 50-year old supervisor with 27 years of experience was killed at a sand and gravel mine.  The victim was at a backfill site and approached an 80-foot high bank when it failed, engulfing him.    

Final Report