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Preliminary Report - Fatality #12 - August 19, 2015

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On August 19, 2015, a 45-year old belt man with 7 years of total mining experience was injured when the discharge boom of a conveyor belt drive he was working to install fell striking him on the left shoulder. On October 1, 2015, while off work due to this injury the victim passed away. The death certificate listed clinical debilitation due to left shoulder injury as a contributing cause and that the manner of death was accident. Based on the findings of teh death certificate autopsy the Fatality Review Committee determined that the death should be caused to the mining industry.