Fatality #15 - August 3, 2015
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:
Gary Merwine, Lead Accident Investigator
A haul truck driver (victim) backed his truck under a conveyor belt to be loaded. After exiting the haul truck, the victim entered a door leading underneath the "fine sand silo". When a portion of the silo failed material engulfed the victim. The victim was recovered on the next day.
METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On August 3, 2015, an 18-year old truck driver (seasonal associate) with 9 weeks experience was killed at a granite mine. The victim backed his truck under a conveyor belt to be loaded. After exiting the truck, the victim entered a door leading underneath the “sand fines silo.” Soon after entering the silo, the structure collapsed burying the victim beneath the falling material.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Surface Nonmetal Mine
Crushed, Broken Granite
Fatal Falling Material Accident
August 3, 2015