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Preliminary Report - Fatality #8 - June 23, 2014

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Preliminary Report Overview

On Monday, June 23, 2014, at approximately 7:35 pm, a fatal accident occured at the Ramp 65 Dump in Pit 4 when the operator of Komatsu 830E DC Haul Truck (unit #361) travelled through the berm and descended down the slope approximately 75 feet to the bottom of the "V" trench. The night shift supervisor made the emergency call over the radio and the mine's Emergency Response Team responded to the scene. The victim was later transported to the Big Horn County Coroner's Office in Hardin, Montana. MSHA is investigating the accident.