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Fatality #3 - January 21, 2015

Accident Classification: Fall of Roof or Back
Location: Fletcher Mine and Mill, Missouri
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Renco Group
Mined Material: Lead-Zinc Ore
Incident Date/Time: January 21, 2015 - 6:10pm

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:

Michael VanDorn, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 214-767-8401

Preliminary Report

The victim was operating a mechanical scaler in an intersection when a roof fall (30 feet long x 15 feet wide x 6 feet high) occured, covering the machine.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On January 21, 2015, a 54-year old miner (ground support) with 4 years of experience was killed at an underground lead mine.  The victim was operating a mechanical scaler in an intersection when a roof fall (55 feet long x 20 feet wide x 6 feet thick) occurred, covering the machine. 

Final Report

Fall of Roof - Underground - Missouri

The Doe Run Company - Fletcher Mine and Mill