Fatality #8 - April 24, 2014

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Gravelite Division, Louisiana
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: CRH PLC
Mined Material: Fire Clay
Incident Date/Time: April 24, 2014 - 5:35pm

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:

Michael VanDorn, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 214-767-8401

Preliminary Report

A contract dozer operator was found by co-workers lying on the ground behind the dozer he had been operating.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On April 24, 2014, a 50-year-old contract dozer operator with 23 years of experience was killed at a fire clay mine.  He had been operating a dozer pushing clay in the pit and was found lying five feet behind the dozer.

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
(Fire Clay)

Fatal Machinery Accident
April 24, 2014

Craig Neal and Sons, LLC 
Contractor ID No. H869

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