United States
Department of Labor

Search form

Fatality #5 - March 17, 2015

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Ulrich Pit, Nebraska
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Scott Ulrich; Wes Ulrich
Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
Incident Date/Time: March 17, 2015 - 6:12pm

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 Treloar, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 303.231.5465

Preliminary Report

The victim was operating a loaded articulated haul truck on an elevated haul road adjacent to a dredge pond. After traveling about 125 yards from the loading point, the haul truck drifted into the water. The victim was removed from the truck, transported to a hospital, and then transferred to a trauma center where he died on March 19, 2015.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On March 17, 2015, a 44-year old haul truck driver with 4 days of experience was injured at a dredge operation. He was operating a loaded articulated haul truck along an elevated roadway next to a dredge pond. After traveling about 125 yards from the loading point, the haul truck drifted into the water. The victim was removed from the truck, transported to a hospital, and then transferred to a trauma center where he died on March 19, 2015.

Final Report

 

*/ /*-->*/

MAI-2015-05

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health 

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION

Surface Nonmetal Mine
(Sand and Gravel)

 Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
March 17, 2015