Fatality #9 - February 27, 2014

Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
Location: AMES MINE, Iowa
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Martin Marietta Materials Inc
Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
Incident Date/Time: February 27, 2014 - 4:25pm

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:

Thaddeus Sichmeller, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 218-720-5448

Preliminary Report

A contract mechanic was repairing a hydraulic pump on a scaler when he fell from the attached walkway approximately 5 feet to the ground. The victim was airlifted to a hospital where he died on February 28, 2014.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY -On February 27, 2014, a 27-year-old contract mechanic with 2 years of experience was injured at an underground limestone mine.  The victim was repairing a hydraulic pump on a scaler when fell from an attached walkway approximately five feet to the ground.  He was airlifted to a hospital where he died the next day.

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 (crushed and broken) 

Fatal Fall of Person Accident
February 27, 2014