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Preliminary Report - Fatality #16 - December 15, 2015

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A wrecker service was contacted by a vacuum truck manufacturer for towing the vehicle off the mine site for repair. As one wrecker worker was lowering the boom with a remote control, the boom suddenly dropped, striking the wrecking service laborer. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died.