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Fatality #10 - July 15, 2015

Accident Classification: Other
Location: MAIN PROCESSING PLANT, Georgia
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: J Eric Tillirson
Mined Material: Kaolin and Ball Clay
Incident Date/Time: July 15, 2015 - 12:00pm

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:

Jeff Phillips, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 205-290-7296

Preliminary Report

The victim was working alone, washing out the tank car located on the #2 track. The victim was found unresponsive inside the tanker car. The victim was recovered and pronounced dead at scene.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY –On July 15, 2015, a 25-year old contractor with 6 months of experience was killed at a Kaolin processing plant. The victim was working alone and entered a railcar to wash out residual product.  The victim was later found unresponsive inside the railcar.

Final Report

MAI-2015-10

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