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Fatality #1 - January 08, 2015

Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
Location: Knife River Construction Vernalis Plant, California
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: MDU Resources Group Inc
Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
Incident Date/Time: January 8, 2015 - 6:04pm

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:

Bart Wrobel, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 707-447-9844

Preliminary Report

The victim was severely injured while installing new screen panels in the B tower screen. The feeder box pivoted, pinning him between the box and the rear support beam of the screen deck. The victim was transported to a hospital where he died.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On January 8, 2015, a 63-year old sales manager with 11 years of experience was killed at a sand and gravel mine.  He was installing new screen panels in the B tower screen.  The feeder box pivoted, pinning him between the box and the rear support beam of the screen deck

Final Report

MAI-2015-01