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Fatality #4 - January 26, 2015

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Swift Creek Mine, Florida
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Potash Corp Of Saskatchewan
Mined Material: Phosphate Rock
Incident Date/Time: January 26, 2015 - 10:26am

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:

Larry Melton, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 205-290-7294

Preliminary Report

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.

Fatality Alert

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.

Final Report

MAI-2015-04

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