Fatality #4 - January 26, 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:
Larry Melton, Lead Accident Investigator
The victum was operating an excavaator near a ditch when the excavator tipped on its side and went in the water. The victum was removed from the cab and transported to a hospital where he died at 5:45 p.m.
METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On January 26, 2015, a 57-year old heavy equipment operator with 36 years of experience was seriously injured at a phosphate mine. He was operating an excavator near a water filled ditch when the excavator tipped forward and went in the water, submerging the cab. The victim was removed from the cab and transported to a hospital where he died later that day.