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Fatality #15 - August 3, 2015

Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
Location: Leesburg Plant , Virginia
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Charles S Luck IV; Charles S Luck III
Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Granite
Incident Date/Time: August 3, 2015 - 6:40pm

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:

Gary Merwine, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 724-772-2334

Preliminary Report

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.

Fatality Alert

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.

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 
 

Surface Nonmetal Mine
Crushed, Broken Granite

Fatal Falling Material Accident
August 3, 2015