Fatality #5, #6 - April 11, 2014

Accident Classification: Fall of Face, Rib, Side or Highwall
Location: Mississippi Lime Company-Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Margaret J Heckman
Mined Material: Lime
Incident Date/Time: April 11, 2014 - 8:45am

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:

William O'Dell, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 214-767-8401

Preliminary Report

The victims were scaling from a man basket on a boom truck when large slabs of rock struck the boom causing it to separate from the truck.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY -On April 11, 2014, a 53-year-old scaler with 8 years of experience and a 29-year old scaler with 8 years of experience were killed at an underground limestone mine.  The miners were in a basket on a boom truck scaling a pillar about 40 feet above the mine floor.  Large slabs of rock fell from the rib and struck an outrigger and the back of the truck, causing the boom to fall to the mine floor.   

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

Underground Nonmetal Mine
(Limestone)